PHOENIX — White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen arrived at Chase Field about two and a half hours before gametime Sunday after passing a kidney stone at a local hospital this morning.
Guillen did meet with the media before the game as he usually does, resting instead after the painful ordeal, and he felt well enough to manage the team’s last game on their road trip. The Sox were looking to win their second straight game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Adam Dunn started in right field in a somewhat revamped lineup. Dunn has been taking fly balls in left field anticipating some game action there. Guillen asked Dunn after Saturday’s game if he was up for playing right and Dunn was all for it.
Moving to his right, Dunn made a running catch of Ryan Roberts’ fly ball to end the third inning.
“It shouldn’t be that big of a deal, I’ve done it all my life,” said Dunn, who has played right field about 100 times in his career. He has played many more games at first base and left field. This is his first season in the American League, where he has been used primarily as a designated hitter with spot duty at first base.
Dunn shagged fly balls in right field during Sox batting practice Sunday.
Right fielder Carlos Quentin, who has been in a slump on the road trip, was not in the starting lineup. Juan Pierre was back in left field leading off, followed by Omar Vizquel at second base and Alexei Ramirez at shortstop batting third.
Pierre got the Sox’ first hit of the game against Josh Collmenter, leading off the fourth inning with a line single to left field.