Dog Night a hit for Ventura, White Sox

Dog Night a hit for Ventura, White Sox
September 17, 2013, 11:00 am
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After the White Sox released the hounds Robin Ventura joked the dogs could be back.

The White Sox produced a season-high runs in a 12-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night with 960 canines in attendance for Dog Night at U.S. Cellular Field.

The outburst, only the team's fourth game with 10 or more runs this season, including a seven-run first inning. The rally was the team's best first-inning effort since the White Sox scored eight runs against the Detroit Tigers on April 21, 2002.

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The White Sox also hit four home runs.

With an American League-low 555 runs scored, the White Sox are on pace to produce their lowest run total in a 162-game season since 1980. Needless to say, Ventura and his team appreciated the production.

"You could say that," Ventura said. "It's good, I think, for the lineup to have a night like this with a lot of guys swinging the bats. If we need dogs to show up every night, we'll go ahead and make that happen."