Third to first

Third to first

• Thanks to a three-game sweep of the Rangers, the White Sox became the only Major League team not to be swept in a series of three games or more during the 2012 season.

"We are just playing and we are not concerned with setting any records," manager Robin Ventura said. "We are worried more about winning games than we are about not being swept.

"Tomorrow is going to come. Everybody is prepared for it. You do plan for stuff. But when you start looking too far ahead, you lose track of what you are actually doing at the time."

• Blue Jays manager John Farrell remembers the precision Kevin Youkilis took with every at-bat when Farrell was a pitching coach for the Red Sox from 2006-10.

"That's a guy that's never going to give an at-bat away, a strong competitor," Farrell said. "When he's right offensively, he's got, obviously, extra-base power and the ability to hit good pitching.

"He's not the vocal leader, yet he leads by example with a hard-nosed type of play. By all accounts and the reports we've had since the trade, he's played with a lot of energy. A change of scenery in this case has injected him with some life."

• The White Sox claimed left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos off waivers from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte. Moskos, 26, had a 1-2 mark with a 3.86 ERA over 14 games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He was the fourth pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and posted a 1-1 record with a 2.96 ERA over 31 appearances with Pittsburgh in 2011.

• Dylan Axelrod remains in line to start Sunday's first-half finale on three days' rest. Manager Robin Ventura reiterated Friday that the bullpen will factor prominently into that contest.

• Philip Humber worked four innings and threw 63 pitches in his second Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday night. The right-hander allowed two runs on five hits, striking out one and walking two. He also yielded a home run to Norfolk's Lew Ford.

Humber has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 17 with a right elbow flexor strain, although he is expected to rejoin the rotation at the start of the second half.

• Alex Rios is hitting .457 over his 11-game hitting streak, extended via a fourth-inning single during Friday's 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays.