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Defensive mistakes a mystery for White Sox

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ARLINGTON -- The White Sox committed their 17th and 18th errors during Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Rangers. They did not commit error No. 18 last season until their 36th game, which becomes a confounding statistic for a team that puts such a high priority on strong fundamentals.

"It's still important and it's going to be kept at the top of the important list and we'll focus on it because you can't win without good defense," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "That is something that will always be there.

"You always scratch your head in this game. Things you think will be there, kind of continue the same way as last year, but every year is different and every guy you use changes the dynamic of it."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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