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• Alejandro De Aza was originally out of Monday's starting lineup against the Yankees, but only to give him a rest against southpaw Andy Pettitte. The move had nothing to do with De Aza's inability to tag up and try to score on Alex Rios' line drive to center during the eighth inning of Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

De Aza was going on first contact on that play and didn't have a chance to get back to third. It has been a rough year for the center fielder on the basepaths, leaving De Aza without an explanation for the 18 times he's been thrown out, including six pickoffs and four caught stealing, per

"Yeah, it don't look good," De Aza said. "It don't feel good, because of the situation we are in. Every run is important. But like I said, it's the game."

• Daniel Webb has thrown 10 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings over his last seven appearances for Triple-A Charlotte. Infielder Tyler Shryock owns a 16-game hitting streak for Advanced Rookie Great Falls.

• The White Sox are 14-25 in one-run games and 5-12 in extra innings.

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