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High level of defense can build momentum

High level of defense can build momentum

High level of defense can build momentum
CHICAGO -- Spectacular defensive plays by left fielder Dayan Viciedo and the double-play combination of Alexei Ramirez and Gordon Beckham saved at least three runs on Friday in the a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. It's those sorts of tremendous individual efforts that can end up becoming a big push for the White Sox as a whole.

Ventura gave credit to Viciedo for his hard work in learning left field, which follows third base and right field as his positions with the White Sox.

"It has been a lot of work and it hasn't been comfortable for him, but he's getting better every time he goes out there," Ventura said. "With the defense that he played yesterday, that's stuff that bonds a team and raises the level that's kind of expected.

"He adjusted pretty good last year seeing him in right field. It's different. Not everybody likes one position or the other. He said he'd do it and that's what I'm going by."

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