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Third to first

Nate Jones' lower back soreness, which placed him on the disabled list on April 4, has not improved enough for the right-handed reliever to start baseball activities.

"No. He continues to get treatment and things like that, but there isn't a timetable on any of that until he's out throwing," said Ventura of Jones. "He continues to be in there with [White Sox head athletic trainer] Herm [Schneider] treating it."

• Eaton doesn't believe his White Sox team has figured out different ways to win, as much as they know no deficit is out of reach.

"Just knowing that you're never out of a ballgame and to continue to compete every single pitch and not worry about the score," Eaton said. "Just continue to work and continue to chip away with leads or late in the game, or doing the small things right late in the game.

"I think us being able to do it this early can only improve how we do the rest of the season. It's good that it's shown up early, but we can use these types of games later in the year for sure."

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tuesday's victory marked the second time in the past 22 years that the White Sox have scored two runs or less in a win over Boston. The only other occurrence since 1992 came on May 22, 2002, when Jon Garland (8 IP) and Keith Foulke (1 IP) combined on a three-hit shutout at Fenway Park.

• Chris Beck threw a complete-game shutout for Double-A Birmingham in the doubleheader opener at Mobile on Tuesday, allowing three hits with no walks over seven innings. Designated hitter Tyler Wiliams had three hits and two RBIs in Class Kannapolis' 4-3 victory over Hickory Wednesday, raising his average to .371 in 35 at-bats.

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