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• Abreu was not part of the four AL participants announced Tuesday for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby, with Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes and Adam Jones joining captain Jose Bautista. A fifth participant will be announced on Thursday.

Abreu did not comment on the Derby on Tuesday, and pushed aside the question Monday to focus on the game.

"We've still got some time here," said Abreu through interpreter and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "We've got [six] games to go, and, to be honest, I haven't thought about that. That's not a priority right now."

A.J. Pierzynski, currently serving as catcher for the Red Sox, has fond memories of the 2006 "Punch A.J." campaign run by the White Sox and pushing him to the All-Star Game as the American League Final Vote winner.

"Yeah, it was fun," Pierzynski said. "They did a great job with it. People got behind it. We were lucky we were home, which always helps. There was the [Taste of Chicago] going on in the city, too.

"It was easy to rally a lot of people. We were playing well. We were selling out almost every game. The White Sox did a good job of marketing it and getting it out there. Obviously, I won so, it was cool to go that way."

• There was nothing but praise for Fenway Park after Abreu played his first career game at the historic venue.

"Yes I am aware of the history and, to be honest with you, it is an honor to play here," said Abreu, through interpreter and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "Given the age and everything, it's a place that has a great environment to play in. It's an honor to play here for the first time."

• In a correction from Monday's postgame, Scott Carroll became the ninth pitcher in White Sox history to work six-plus scoreless innings and allow one hit within his first eight starts per STATS. Hector Santiago was the last White Sox pitcher to do it on Oct. 1, 2012, at Cleveland.

The Red Sox finished with two hits Monday, marking the first time the White Sox held them to two hits or fewer in a shutout at Fenway since July 21, 1962.

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