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Milestone takes back seat in Dunn's mind

DETROIT -- Normally when a milestone is reached during a baseball career, it's met with at least a bit of fanfare.

That wasn't the case Friday night at Comerica Park.

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, with two hits, reached 1,500 for his career, but it came in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

"That's about probably 100th or 200th on the list of things to worry about today," Dunn said after the game. "It'll be something cool later, but at this point it means nothing."

The White Sox have lost eight straight games, 14 of their last 17, and are now 27 games under .500 and 22 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central standings. They have not been more than 27 games under .500 since ending the 1976 season at 64-97.

"We're going out and playing hard," Dunn said. "It's really amazing the little stuff that happens. We're all going out and playing hard, but we're just not winning."

Dunn had singles in the first and seventh innings of Friday's loss, but then grounded out to end the game in the top of the ninth with a runner on second base.

"Any time you're up in that range, you've been playing for a while and being productive," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "That's good stuff."

Dunn's teammate Alex Rios also had two hits, giving him 1,483 for his career.