Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Third to first

• Manager Robin Ventura has enjoyed the expected energy brought by Leesman and Rienzo during their Major League debuts.

"You get called up to the big leagues for the first time, and it's exciting. Those are things you're glad it's like that, rather than the other way around," Ventura said. "That's something you like to see. You don't want a guy coming up here that isn't really excited to be here.

"It is different that you have that element to it at the end of the year. It's nice to see."

• Eighty-seven of the White Sox's 114 games have been decided by three runs or fewer. They are 16-26 in one-run games, 10-14 in two-run games, 6-12 in extra innings and 12-33 against the AL Central.

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