Third to first

Third to first

• The White Sox entered Monday with 21 errors, the fourth-fewest in the Majors. While his club doesn't employ dramatic defensive shifts like some teams, most notably the Rays, manager Robin Ventura praised his players' effort in the field.

"They've worked at it. It's something they take pride in. They realize how important it is," he said. "I think that's the main thing for these guys to realize: defense wins games."

• Paul Konerko entered Monday's game as the Major League leader in average (.399), second in on-base percentage (.476) and slugging percentage (.681), tied for second in multihit games (22) and third in total bases (111) and hits (65). He is 23-for-36 with five homers and 14 RBIs over his last 10 games.

• Monday was the club's third of just five games outside Chicago from May 11 to June 10.