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Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI single

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The Chicago White Sox need more starting pitching, improved relief pitching and a better defense in order to get into a winning habit in 2015. 

Do they also need more prayer, and perhaps even some divine intervention? Not necessarily. But it might not hurt to bring more nuns to U.S. Cellular Field.

Take these nuns, for example. They were pulling for the White Sox to rally against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, and Adam Dunn obliged by hitting an RBI single in the eighth inning. Most amusingly (because they're nuns!), the women high fived nearby fans — and each other — after Dunn's bloop brought the White Sox within a run.

Dunn's nuns! Holy cow, you did it!

Sadly for the church ladies, the Indians stopped the rally from there and won 3-2.

Though it's clear that one of the nuns shouts, "C'mon, Adam!" before his fateful swing, and the other has her hands clasped together in hope, it's not obvious they actually were praying for Dunn to get a hit. And it's OK if they weren't. After all, doing so potentially would circumvent anyone on the Indians who also believed in God. Perhaps right-hander Cody Allen does. That wouldn't be fair. Besides, for every two nuns rooting for the White Sox in Chicago, there's probably two rooting for the Tribe in Cleveland. They'd just be canceling each other out.

Regardless, wishin' and hopin' ain't the same as prayin', which probably is best used for affecting something beyond the scope of the results of a 1-0 count in some random baseball game.

These nuns know this. They're pros. They know what's up.

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