DETROIT — Alex Rios’ hitting prowess Tuesday night impressed teammate Adam Dunn.
Rios tied an American League mark with six hits as the White Sox beat Detroit, 11-4.
“That takes people like me, two, maybe three weeks, to get six,” said Dunn, who hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth.
Rios became the 32nd AL player with six hits in a nine-inning game.
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“It’s been the most fun we’ve had in a quite a while,” Rios said.
Dying fan sees no-hitter
CINCINNATI — A dying Cincinnati Reds fan made one last trip to a game, with an assist by Reds first baseman Joey Votto.
Jeffrey Crews was at Great American Ballpark last week to see Homer Bailey pitch a no-hitter against San Francisco. Two days later, Crews, 62, died at home of brain cancer.
Votto arranged field-level seats and field passes for batting practice for Crews’ family.
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Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.
• Alex Rodriguez is expected to meet Friday with MLB representatives in the ongoing investigation into Biogenesis, the now-shuttered Miami anti-aging clinic where it is alleged the Yankees third baseman and other players received performance-enhancing drugs.