Third to first

Adam Dunn is 8-for-13 lifetime off of Clayton Kershaw, with two doubles, four homers and nine RBIs. But Ventura felt Monday was still a good time to give Dunn a break and let him get ready to play the outfield at some point in the next two games.

• Sale laughs at the notion of comparisons made between him and Randy Johnson because of their build, arm angle and success.

"I only got like 278 more wins to go and then me and him are exactly the same," said Sale of the Big Unit.

Alexei Ramirez entered Monday leading the AL with 514 innings played out of a possible 518.

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