Not that there was ever much doubt, but Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Sunday that Alfonso Soriano will be the club's designated hitter for the three-game series against the White Sox this week.

The only other time the Cubs used a DH this season, in a series last weekend at Minnesota, Soriano crushed the ball in the Twins' spacious ballpark. He went 6-for-13 in three games with three home runs, a double and six RBIs.

Soriano started play Sunday with 12 home runs, tied for 10th in the National League. He stood just out of the top 10 in RBIs with 41. Most of his run production, and all of his home runs, have come in a red-hot stretch since May 15.