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• Ventura wouldn't commit to a Tuesday starter at Wrigley Field until the White Sox got through the weekend, but he was leaning toward Hector Noesi.

Alexei Ramirez needs two games to tie Buck Weaver for fifth-most games at shortstop in franchise history at 823. He needs one hit to reach 1,000 for his career, after he went 2-for-4 in Friday's 12-5 loss to the Indians.

• The White Sox rank second in the American League with a .286 average with runners in scoring position, including a .308 mark over their last 12 games.

• Tommy Hanson walked five and struck out one over 4 1/3 innings Thursday night during Charlotte's 6-1 loss to Buffalo. Hanson has allowed seven runs on nine hits and has walked 11 over 13 1/3 innings since joining the Knights.

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