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• Third baseman Kevin Youkilis was out of action Sunday after being hit in the left forearm by a Grant Balfour pitch in the ninth inning of Saturday's 9-7 loss. Youkilis also was resting his sore right knee that caused him to be scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup. He is day to day.

"If everything feels good, and if I'm able to play, I'll play [Monday]," Youkilis said after Sunday's 7-3 win over the A's, while wearing a compression bandage on his left arm. "It's stiffness. I don't know the diagnosis and all that, but it's something that needs to go away, swelling and all that."

• Manager Robin Ventura confirmed the White Sox will add a catcher among their September callups. Ventura used A.J. Pierzynski at designated hitter and Tyler Flowers behind the plate in Saturday's lineup.

• The White Sox have been in first place for 73 days, including all but eight since May 29.

• Jordan Danks was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following the 7-3 victory over the A's on Sunday. The move came after Danks' first career homer gave the White Sox a 4-3, walk-off victory Friday.

The Danks move was made to add another pitcher to the White Sox staff, with Dylan Axelrod and Hector Santiago standing out as the most likely candidates for promotion.

"He's done everything you want but we're running through guys in the bullpen pretty good," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Danks, who will be back in September. "Just giving them help."

Dewayne Wise fills the utility outfield spot that Danks had.

• Adam Dunn picked up his 998th RBI during Sunday's victory.

• The White Sox are 12-6 over their last 18 games, have won five of their last six series and are 17-9 against the AL West.

• Third baseman Kevin Youkilis was out of action Sunday after being hit in the left forearm by a Grant Balfour pitch in the ninth inning of Saturday's 9-7 loss. Youkilis also was resting his sore right knee that caused him to be scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup. He is day to day.

"If everything feels good, and if I'm able to play, I'll play [Monday]," Youkilis said after Sunday's 7-3 win over the A's, while wearing a compression bandage on his left arm. "It's stiffness. I don't know the diagnosis and all that, but it's something that needs to go away, swelling and all that."

• Manager Robin Ventura confirmed the White Sox will add a catcher among their September callups. Ventura used A.J. Pierzynski at designated hitter and Tyler Flowers behind the plate in Saturday's lineup.

• The White Sox have been in first place for 73 days, including all but eight since May 29.

• Jordan Danks was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following the 7-3 victory over the A's on Sunday. The move came after Danks' first career homer gave the White Sox a 4-3, walk-off victory Friday.

The Danks move was made to add another pitcher to the White Sox staff, with Dylan Axelrod and Hector Santiago standing out as the most likely candidates for promotion.

"He's done everything you want but we're running through guys in the bullpen pretty good," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Danks, who will be back in September. "Just giving them help."

Dewayne Wise fills the utility outfield spot that Danks had.

• Adam Dunn picked up his 998th RBI during Sunday's victory.

• The White Sox are 12-6 over their last 18 games, have won five of their last six series and are 17-9 against the AL West.