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The White Sox have had several come-from-behind victories this season.
Now, right fielder Jermaine Dye is hoping he can battle from behind in his bid to become the final member of the American League squad for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Yankee Stad

The White Sox have had several come-from-behind victories this season.

Now, right fielder Jermaine Dye is hoping he can battle from behind in his bid to become the final member of the American League squad for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. As of early Thursday, Dye was still in second place behind Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria in on-line voting for that final roster spot. Voting was to end Thursday evening. It’s the sixth time in seven years that a White Sox player has been part of the final all-star vote. In 2005, former White Sox left-fielder Scott Podsednik earned the final all-star spot while catcher A.J. Pierzynski won the final roster spot in 2006. In other White Sox news: Carlos Quentin hit a pair of two-run homers and the Sox fought back from a five-run deficit to score the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning balk in a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Quentin, voted onto the AL All-Star team, hit his 20th home run in the fourth inning off Royals starter Brian Bannister to begin the rally. Quentin added a second homer off Bannister in the sixth; helping send the White Sox to their 11th win in 13 games. Adam Russell (3-0) got one out for the win, and Octavio Dotel struck out the side in the ninth for his first save in three opportunities for the AL Central leaders. Trailing 6-5, the White Sox caught up and went ahead in the eighth after Orlando Cabrera walked, leading off against reliever Robinson Tejeda. Cabrera stole second and third, and after Tejeda walked Quentin, Jim Thome’s single tied the game. Plate umpire Dan Iassogna called a balk on Ramon Ramirez moments later, allowing Quentin to score the go-ahead run. Tejeda (0-2) lost for the second night in a row, this time without giving up a hit. Bannister walked Cabrera leading off the game, got the next batter to ground into a double play, then did not allow another base runner until Nick Swisher doubled with one out in the fourth and the Royals already ahead 5-0. ______ Copyright 2008 Chicago Defender. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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