AT THE PLATE: White Sox starter Hector Noesi hadn't won a game in more than two years, but the Dodgers made him look like Juan Marichal. Noesi, a 27-year-old right-hander with a 4-19 career record before Tuesday, ended a personal 14-game losing streak, limiting the Dodgers to a run and five hits over six innings. The Dodgers were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Their only run came in the second inning, when Matt Kemp scored on Dee Gordon's sacrifice fly. The Dodgers had only one extra-base hit, a first-inning double by Yasiel Puig.
ON THE MOUND: The Dodgers have lost five of the last six games started by Dan Haren, who was charged with four runs and six hits in six innings. Three of Chicago's runs were driven in by Jose Abreu, Puig's former teammate in the Cuban league, who hit his second home run of the series in the first inning, a two-run shot to left field.
AT THE BALLOT BOX: When the latest round of All-Star balloting was revealed, Puig was leading all National League outfielders in votes. Puig was fifth last week. Adrian Gonzalez continues to top all first basemen. Gordon is second among second basemen, Hanley Ramirez fourth among shortstops and Juan Uribe fifth among third basemen. Fans can cast their votes at dodgers.com/vote until 8:59 p.m. on July 3.
EXTRA BASES: Chad Billingsley pitched two simulated innings and is on track to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment over the weekend. ... Reliever Chris Withrow underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in Florida. Withrow is expected to be sidelined for 13 to 18 months. ... Five Dodgers prospects were selected for the double-A Southern League All-Star game: outfielders Scott Schebler and Jeremy Hazelbaker, infielder Darnell Sweeney, right-hander Tyson Brummett and left-hander Chris Reed.
UP NEXT: Josh Beckett (3-2, 2.52 ERA) will face the White Sox and John Danks (3-5, 4.66) at Dodger Stadium at 7 p.m. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times