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• Four players from Double-A Birmingham have been elected to the Southern League All-Star Game. Playing for the North Division squad will be catcher Kevan Smith, outfielder Josh Richmond, outfielder Trayce Thompson and relief pitcher Cody Winiarski.

Thompson will be making his fourth All-Star appearance and second straight for the Barons. This is Smith's second and the first for Richmond and Winiarski.

Jose Abreu ranks second in the Major Leagues with 11 home runs on the road, trailing only Baltimore's Nelson Cruz at 16.

Alexei Ramirez is on pace to finish the season with 200 hits, which would be the most by a White Sox player since Albert Belle reached 200 in 1998. Belle in the only member of the White Sox since 1954 to reach 200 hits in a season.

Ronald Belisario needs one more appearance to reach 300 for his career.

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