Dunn equals 2011 home run total in one month

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Dunn equals 2011 home run total in one month

Adam Dunn's two-run home run proved to be all the run support a dominant Chris Sale needed on Monday. It also served as a reminder as to just how significant his turnaround has been in 2012.

Last year, Dunn hit just 11 home runs in 122 games. With his sixth-inning blast off Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore, Dunn equaled that total in 27 games during May.

Dunn now has hit four of his 16 home runs off left-handers, and while his offensive numbers against southpaws aren't great, he's hardly a black hole against them anymore.

The projection system ZiPS has Dunn pegged to hit 36 home runs this season, which would be right in line with his years in Washington. He's getting on base in the .380 range, which is where his OBP sat from 2004-2009.

And as the White Sox battle for first place -- albeit, still early in the season -- Dunn's been as important a part of the Sox success as anyone.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

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