• Conor Gillaspie provided one of the five hits the White Sox mustered against Bartolo Colon on Friday. His 1-of-3 performance at the plate did not go unnoticed by manager Robin Ventura.
"With what Bart was doing, his approach, [Gillaspie] wasn't trying to do too much," Ventura said. "That's part of where you get in a little trouble with Bart is you're thinking you're going to get that first strike. He doesn't necessarily throw that first strike as hard as he can. He kind of locates it and puts a little sink on it, so if you're overaggressive, you're going to beat it down. [Gillaspie] was pretty patient and just made sure he got the one he wanted, stayed through the middle. He didn't get a bunch of hits, but the approach and the contact, that's what you're looking for."
Entering Saturday's action, Gillaspie ranked first among American League rookies in hits (40) and third in on-base percentage (.342).
• Jesse Crain extended his career-high scoreless streak to 20 1/3 innings after tossing a scoreless eighth Saturday. On a full count, Crain got A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes to strike out swinging with runners on second and third to end the inning.
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