Third to first

• Tyler Flowers joined Sherm Lollar (1958) as the only catchers in White Sox history to homer in each of the first two games of the season, according to STATS, LLC. Flowers also is the first White Sox player since Paul Konerko in 2010 to homer in the first two games and the first Major League catcher to accomplish the feat since Atlanta's Brian McCann in 2007.

• The White Sox have agreed to terms on Minor League contracts with right-handed pitcher Jason Berken and infielder Tyler Greene. They released outfielder Stefan Gartrell.

• Manager Robin Ventura would have no problem with sending closer Addison Reed out for a third straight day if the situation dictated. Reed felt the same way.

"He feels fine," Ventura said of Reed, who saved the first two victories in the series with Kansas City. "Right now it's still early to probably give him a day off if we get in that situation. If he feels fine, he can go back out."

"As long as my arm feels fine, I'll go out there 162 games," Reed said.

• John Danks worked five innings and allowed one run, while throwing 77 pitches, in an extended appearance during a Minor League game in Arizona on Thursday. There was no report on velocity for Danks, who began the 2013 season on the disabled list while trying to regain velocity and command following season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder performed on Aug. 6, 2012.

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