Third to first
• Carlton Fisk threw out one of Sunday's first pitches to assistant hitting coach Harold Baines.
• The White Sox entered Sunday featuring the third-best home ERA in the American League at 3.00.
• Following Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rays, the White Sox optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Charlotte. They will make a corresponding roster move before Tuesday's series opener in Texas. It will most likely be the addition of an eighth reliever.