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After ugly start, Sox don't look half bad

Prolonged hot stretch provides some reasons to be optimistic for an AL Central climb

Updated: June 4, 2011, 12:50 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The pregame announcement that Paul Konerko had undergone a "minor procedure" to dislodge a loose bone fragment in his left wrist late Friday afternoon put sort of a damper on the positive vibe suddenly emanating from the South Side.

The news wasn't quite as scary as it sounded, as Konerko returned to the ballpark and was even said to be available, if needed, to play late in the game against the Detroit Tigers on the first night of a 10-game White Sox homestand. Nevertheless, ...

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