Paul Konerko has reached base safely in 22 of his 25 games this season, after knocking out two hits in Friday's 5-4 walk-off loss to the Tigers.
The White Sox slipped to 5-4 against the American League Central and are 1-3 during their current stretch of 15 consecutive games within the division.
The Alex Rios/Chris Perez final at-bat controversy from Thursday had blown over by Friday afternoon. The exchange of words seemed to be chalked up to Rios being frustrated over grounding out as the tying run in the ninth, followed by the Cleveland closer's game-saving celebration, which Rios thought was aimed at him. But manager Robin Ventura also believe Rios' reaction could sort of spark the team.
"You're just looking to wake up a team and do things," Ventura said. "I know as a player you don't forget that. It's good for our team. That's the way it's always been."