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White Sox try to stay alive for Quentin

Sox try to stay alive for Quentin

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CHICAGO -- With two more victories, the White Sox just might gain more than a shot against Boston or the Angels in the American League Championship Series.

All-Star left fielder Carlos Quentin took live batting practice prior to Game 3 of the AL Division Series between the Rays and White Sox on Sunday, his first such swings since breaking a bone in his right wrist on Sept. 1. The results were outstanding, according to Quentin, who went out of his way to say how he felt better than "pretty good" when that particular phrase was posed to him in a question.

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"No, I felt great, about as well as can be expected," an upbeat Quentin said after his team's 5-3 victory over the Rays. "It loosened up nicely toward the end of batting practice, and timing-wise, it felt good."

Quentin planned to hit off the curveball machine on Monday and then take batting practice again. Even with this significant progress made, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen told the Chicago media last Thursday how he was planning to move through the entire postseason without Quentin's services.

It's hard for the most skilled of players to go from dry swings, hitting off of a tee or taking batting practice and then move right back into live-game situations without a stop in between. Guillen didn't mean the comments to be critical of Quentin's tireless rehab program since he had surgery on Sept. 8. And Quentin didn't take them that way.

"He's got a job to do, and that's to help this team win," said Quentin of Guillen. "Right now, I'm behind the team but can't help them on the field.

"Ozzie is a realist, and that's the situation. He's focused on the now and that's what he should do, and so should the whole team. I'm just preparing myself for any chance to get back on the field."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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