ST. LOUIS -- White Sox slugger Adam Dunn has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a sprained right ankle.
Dunn is dealing with only a minor sprain and was removed shortly after the team took the field for batting practice.
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Dayan Viciedo replaced Dunn, one off the major league leaders with 21 homers. Viciedo was batting third and playing left field.
A team spokesman said Dunn's injury is not related to a few foul tips he hit off the ankle on Tuesday. Dunn has homered in three straight games for the first time since June 6-8, 2010.
Viciedo, batting .262 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs, has primarily hit later in the lineup and batted third for the first time this season.