Third to first

Third to first

• When A.J. Pierzynski hit a home run off Ryan Dempster in the top of the third inning during Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Cubs, the White Sox catcher waved to the stands after he crossed home plate. But Pierzynski simply was waving to his wife, son and daughter, who flew in this weekend for the series.

"My son was telling me to hit a home run, I did and was waving at him," Pierzynski said. "Nothing toward Cubs fans or Sox fans, just something between me and my family. It was a nice moment for me and my family."

• White Sox starters have allowed just three runs on 13 hits over their last three games, covering 18 innings pitched.

• The White Sox are 19-4 in their last 23 Interleague road games and 52-22 in Interleague Play since 2008, which is baseball's best record during that time.

• Saturday's win clinched the club's first series victory in its last nine, having gone 0-5-3 in the previous eight.