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Dodgers fall to White Sox, 2-1

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The Dodgers are limited to just one hit through first seven innings in 2-1 loss to Chicago White Sox
Josh Beckett gives up two solo home runs in the Dodgers 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers were limited to one hit over the first seven innings, a bunt single by Dee Gordon to lead off the game. They scored their only run in the eighth inning, when Gordon doubled, stole third base and scored on a groundout by Hanley Ramirez. No Dodgers player other than Gordon collected a hit. White Sox starter John Danks pitched 71/3 innings. The Dodgers were retired in order in the bottom of the ninth by their former reliever Ronald Belisario.

ON THE MOUND: The two runs Josh Beckett gave up came on solo home runs: one by Leury Garcia in the third inning and another by Adam Dunn in the fourth. Beckett pitched seven innings and was charged with nine hits.

EXTRA BASES: Carl Crawford ran at close to full speed and the Dodgers are hopeful he will be ready to play on June 12, the day he is eligible to be activated from the disabled list. Crawford has been sidelined because of a sprained left ankle.

BLOODLINES: The Dodgers have the 22nd overall selection in the amateur draft that starts Thursday, meaning they are unlikely to be in position to select Dee Gordon's 18-year-old half brother, Nick. Gordon's brother, a shortstop, could be one of the first 10 players chosen. Gordon joked that his brother has six tools — or one more than Puig. Gordon said as he laughed, "Instincts. Puig ain't got that part.'

UP NEXT: The Dodgers have a day off Thursday. When they resume play on Friday, Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2, 3.09) will face the Colorado Rockies and Eddie Butler, making his major league debut, at Coors Field at 5:30 p.m. PDT. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 1020.

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