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• Gordon Beckham took swings off a tee again prior to Saturday's game and would like to up his work to flips soon. He felt better taking swings than he did on Friday and still has a target return date somewhere between May 24-27 after a Minor League rehab stint.

• Alex Rios was 9-for-22 with two homers and four RBIs over his last five games entering Saturday. He was 6-for-45 (.133) in his previous 12 contests.

• The White Sox entered Saturday 20-for-71 (.282) with runners in scoring position over the last nine games, but were hitting just .211 overall in that category.

• Saturday was not only a Paul Konerko Bobblehead giveaway for the first 20,000 fans, but also Mother Son Night at U.S. Cellular Field in honor of Mother's Day on Sunday.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.