Sox's Dunn to miss fifth straight game

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is out of the lineup Tuesday for the fifth consecutive game due to an oblique strain.

“Today, I haven’t done anything, but it feels good, I think,” Dunn said prior to Tuesday’s game. “Kind of depending on the situation, what’s going to happen with the game today, I don’t know what their plan is, but mine is hopefully tomorrow come in, take some swings, see how it feels and hopefully play tomorrow.”

Dunn originally missed two games (Sept. 1-2) due to the strain, returned to play three games and has since been out again.

“I’ve already made that mistake coming back a little too early like an idiot, probably setting it back a few extra days,” Dunn said. “The good thing is we’re up three games right now. I’d rather take it a day or two extra, have no problem, as opposed to coming back a day or two early and having this thing do this again and miss some significant time.”

White Sox manager Robin Ventura was unsure Monday whether Dunn would be able to play during their ongoing four-game series against the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 6-1 without Dunn on Monday.

Dunn is hitting .208 with 38 home runs and 88 RBIs this season. He leads the majors with 96 walks and 194 strikeouts and is tied for second in home runs.