Third to first

Third to first

• Dan Johnson got the start at designated hitter and Orlando Hudson at second base on Wednesday, as manager Robin Ventura added two more left-handed hitters against Detroit's Max Scherzer.

"I feel like this is the time to go out and produce, and I feel like I'm going to do it," Johnson said. "So there's no reason to worry about or feel less confident in yourself."

• Kevin Youkilis has three hits in 35 at-bats against the Tigers as a member of the White Sox, all of them home runs. Two of them came on Wednesday, when he recorded his 11th multihomer game in the 8-6 loss.

• Donnie Veal has retired all 21 left-handed batters he's faced this season.