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• White Sox right-handed pitcher Dylan Axelrod and White Sox coach Mike Kashirsky had their numbers retired by the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Independent Frontier League before the Thunderbolts' game on Thursday night. Axelrod was honored with jersey No. 23 and Kashirsky with No. 1, with Addison Reed, Jordan Danks and coach Lino Diaz also in attendance. Axelrod pitched for the Thunderbolts, while Kashirsky played and coached for the team.

• Prior to Friday's doubleheader, third baseman Conor Gillaspie was reinstated from the paternity leave list. Brent Morel, who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on June 26 to take Gillaspie's roster spot, remained with the White Sox for the doubleheader as the 26th player.

Following Cleveland's 19-10 and 9-8 victories Friday, Morel was returned to Triple-A Charlotte. Right-handed pitcher Brian Omogrosso, who allowed nine runs over 2 1/3 innings in Game 1, also was optioned to Charlotte. A corresponding move will be made prior to Saturday afternoon's contest.

• Only the Angels have played as many one-run games this season (29) as the White Sox. Chicago is 12-17 in those contests.

• The seven hours and 53 minutes needed to play Friday's doubleheader broke the old Major League record (7:39) for two nine-inning games set by the White Sox and Rangers on May 24, 1995.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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