General soreness never felt this good to Adam Dunn.

After missing seven consecutive games because of a right oblique strain, Dunn returned to the White Sox lineup on Saturday and contributed with two hits, a walk and a run.

"As long as it doesn't hamper my swing, then I'm fine with it," said Dunn, who played first base for seven innings to stay loose instead of handling the designated hitter duties. "The days when I couldn't play, it was because when I'd go swing, obviously it felt like it would rip off in half. It made me cut my swing off, and I was useless."

Dunn took a few steps across the plate after checking his swing in the third inning but said he felt fine.