Third to first
• 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.