Third to first

Third to first

• Third baseman Brent Morel was scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup with a sore lower back. He was replaced by Eduardo Escobar.

• Although Robin Ventura wouldn't quite make it official, Eric Stults looks to be the Saturday starter for the White Sox against the Royals and Philip Humber will start Sunday.

• Adam Dunn has at least one strikeout in 36 straight games, leaving him one game short of tying Bill Stoneman's record set since 1918. Stoneman fanned in 37 straight played from April 30, 1971, to April 21, 1972.

• Alexei Ramirez had three hits in Wednesday's 8-1 victory over the Indians, giving him three hits in a game for the first time since Sept. 16, 2011, at Kansas City.