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Baby shower? Nope, just an Adam Eaton home run

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Baby shower? Nope, just an Adam Eaton home run

For his next home run, Adam Eaton may pass out cigars.

The White Sox leadoff hitter said he received the kind of congratulations on Wednesday night one might expect for fatherhood after he hit his first home run in 13 months.

Prior to his third-inning solo shot off Shaun Marcum, Eaton had gone 627 plate appearances without a homer. Following a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, Eaton said he received numerous texts.

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“I feel like I had a child because everyone is texting me congratulating me,” Eaton said. “(Jose) Abreu hits two in a week and nobody bats an eye. I hit one and it’s like I have a child. I should have a home run shower and everything. It’s fun to do that every now and again. My job is to get on base and it’s fun to have one of those every now and again.”

Eaton’s previous homer with the White Sox also came against the Indians on April 12, 2014. He had five homers in 380 plate appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has seven overall.

Squirrel runs onto field to interrupt play during White Sox-Twins game

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Squirrel runs onto field to interrupt play during White Sox-Twins game

In one of the nuttier things to happen at a baseball game this season, a squirrel came onto the field during Tuesday’s White Sox-Twins game.

The squirrel ran onto the field during the bottom of the fifth and the umpire called time to stop play. It ran through the legs of Max Kepler, who was the baserunner at first base for the Twins at the time, straight across the infield and into the White Sox dugout.

Check out the chaos:

White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert?

WIth Luis Robert continuing to rake in Triple-A, will the White Sox call up their top prospect this season? It's a lively discussion between Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Chris Kamka and Vinnie Duber (1:45). The "fatigue" factor. Did Rick Hahn really mean that in regards to Robert? (14:20) Rick Renteria gets fiesty talking about his lineup (28:00) and a lot more.

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