Third to first

Third to first

• White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider and Ventura visited the mound to check on Chris Sale during the third inning of Saturday's 7-1 loss to Detroit. Sale had walked Gerald Laird and Danny Worth on nine pitches to open the inning and had taken a Jhonny Peralta single off his left hand in the second.

But there was no need for concern, as the southpaw stayed in the game to work seven innings.

"A.J. [Pierzynski] had walked out and looked in the dugout -- that's why he went out there," Ventura said. "He said he's fine. We just let him go."

"Everything was fine," Sale said after taking a loss for the first time since May 12 and losing for the first time following a White Sox defeat. Sale had won eight straight decisions. "My arm felt good, body felt good."

• Dylan Axelrod, who gave up two runs in the eighth inning on Saturday, was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after the loss. The rookie was 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA, splitting his time between six starts and four relief appearances.

• Adam Dunn is 1-for-23 in his last six games.