Third to first

• After a long travel day that had Donnie Veal getting to the ballpark about an hour before first pitch Saturday, the left-hander was hit hard in relief and gave up four runs over one-third of an inning. Veal quickly put that bad game behind him, staying confident in the improvements he made at Triple-A Charlotte with the help of pitching coach Richard Dotson.

"They hit fastballs over the middle of the plate, which is what they are supposed to do," Veal said. "I felt like I threw [the curve] for strikes. Just keep building from there. Should be good to go."

• The White Sox and Angels combined to score 21 runs from the fourth to the ninth innings Saturday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time both teams scored at least nine runs after not scoring in the first three innings since the Cubs beat the Brewers, 13-10, on Aug. 29, 2002. The last time the White Sox were involved in this sort of game was an 11-10 victory over the Washington Senators on Aug. 30, 1960.

• After having just 11 multiple-error games in 2012, the White Sox already have seven multi-error games this season.

• Seventeen of the White Sox next 23 games will take place in Chicago, including two games at Wrigley Field.

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.