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• The rainout of a game against the Tigers on June 10 will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Aug. 30 at U.S. Cellular Field. Game 1 will start at 12:10 p.m. CT and Game 2 at 6:10 p.m. Game tickets and parking coupons from the postponed game on June 10 can only be used for the first game of the doubleheader. Tickets for both games are available at

• Chicago White Sox Charities and the White Sox Wives will host the second annual variety show event, "Wild Pitches," on Sunday, July 20 at Bub City in Chicago.

Members of the White Sox will showcase their off-the-field talents, including a performance from Paul and Jennifer Konerko. The evening of comedy, music and entertainment will be hosted by Chicago standup comedian Pat McGann and feature live music by the Rendition Band. The event also includes both live and silent auction packages.

Participating players and members of the White Sox Wives group include Brittany and Gordon Beckham, John Danks and his wife, country singer Ashley Monroe, Katie and Adam Eaton, Nancy and Tyler Flowers and Lacy and Nate Jones. Manager Robin Ventura and his wife Stephanie also are participating. Tickets are available at

Jose Abreu leads the American League with an 11.35 at-bat/homer ratio.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.