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• Gordon Beckham made a potentially scary catch in Saturday's second inning. The second baseman backpedaled on a popup to shallow center, caught the ball, then fell to the ground -- where he rolled and did a headstand before tumbling back to the ground, ball in glove. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly a textbook catch.

"We don't teach that but as long as he caught it, I guess it's better than nothing," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It was entertaining, we'll say."

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• Gordon Beckham made a potentially scary catch in Saturday's second inning. The second baseman backpedaled on a popup to shallow center, caught the ball, then fell to the ground -- where he rolled and did a headstand before tumbling back to the ground, ball in glove. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly a textbook catch.

"We don't teach that but as long as he caught it, I guess it's better than nothing," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It was entertaining, we'll say."

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Ventura awarded Beckham no style points on the play.

• Right-hander Erik Johnson, MLB.com's No. 2 White Sox prospect, was activated from the Triple-A disabled list to start for Charlotte on Sunday. Johnson, making only his third Triple-A start, was placed on the DL on July 4 with a right groin strain.

Ventura said he doesn't follow the Minor Leagues closely, but is told of what's going on -- such as Andre Rienzo's recent no-hitter and Scott Snodgress' recent success (3-0, 0.33 ERA in last four starts).

"They give you the information, who's playing well, who's pitching well, options," Ventura said. "In case something happens, who would be the logical choice. I don't necessarily get to see it, but you get updated."

• Center fielder Alejandro De Aza entered Sunday's finale batting .410 with five doubles and two home runs in his last 15 games, seven of which have been multi-hit efforts.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth.

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