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Adam Dunn ranks sixth all-time in terms of home runs hit by left-handed hitters while playing for the White Sox. Dunn hit his 100th over four years with the White Sox on Friday, trailing Harold Baines 221 (14 years), Ventura 171 (10), Jim Thome 134 (four years), A.J. Pierzynski 118 (eight years) and Greg Walker 113 (nine years).

• Rangel Ravelo's Southern League-high 26-game hitting streak came to an end on Friday night at Jacksonville. The 22-year-old Ravelo hit .379 with two homers and 17 RBIs during the streak.

• Sale wanted no part of selecting an AL starting pitcher for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis. But when pressed on the issue, the White Sox ace went with Felix Hernandez.

"Felix has the body of work and the numbers to back it up," Sale said. "You look at what he's done over the course of the year, he's been dominant. So, if there's a clear-cut person, it would probably be him."

Having last started on Wednesday night, Sale would also be on target to start. But he didn't make a personal pitch.

"I'm just happy to be there," said a smiling Sale. "I got in last minute, so I'm just kind of enjoying the fact that I'm just going."

Jose Quintana will get the first start of the second half this Friday at home against the Astros. No further decision has been made past Quintana, with Ventura and Cooper waiting to see if Sale pitches in the All-Star Game. The White Sox could put right-handers Hector Noesi and Scott Carroll in the Nos. 2 and 4 spots, respectively, to break up the three southpaws.

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.