ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There were two views on whether Adam Dunn forgot how many outs there were during the third inning of the White Sox' 8-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Dunn, playing first base, said he was walking off the field toward the Sox dugout to toss the ball out because it was scuffed. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Dunn thought there were three outs when there were two.
It was no big deal in the big scheme of things and had no bearing on the outcome of the game. There were no runners on base after Bobby Abreu grounded out with Dunn making the putout for the second out.
"The ball was scuffed. I was just throwing the ball out," Dunn said.
Asked if he thought Dunn forgot how many outs there were, Guillen said, "Yes, and he tried to make a pretty good move.''
"I play this game for 30 years. You can't make the move for somewhere else. He forgot it. I don't blame him. The way we play, I forgot how many outs there was. He was thinking about his next at-bat I guess.''
Dunn was informed of Guillen's take on the situation but stuck to his story.
Dunn went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against Angels ace Jered Weaver. His batting average dropped to .165.
"He just doesn't get in a patter,'' Dunn said. "He's got so many good pitches and he's tough. You only see him a couple times. He's just tough."