"Lately, they've been coming at important times. You look back, [Dayan] Viciedo [grand slam] in Kansas City, [Adam] Dunn the other day against [Yu] Darvish, Jordan [Danks] yesterday and [Josh] Phegley. You get them at the right time and it's good for you and gives you the kind of distance at that time to push ahead and give your bullpen a chance."
From 2000-08, the White Sox hit at least 200 homers in every season but 2007, when they hit 190. They dipped below 200 from 2009-11, with a low of 154 two years ago, but hit 211 in '12.
Two homers in a 10-8 loss to the Astros increased this season's total to 120.
• Avisail Garcia was back in the starting lineup Monday after running into the right-field wall trying to catch Jeff Baker's homer Sunday. He left the game with dizziness, but Ventura said it was more about dehydration and there were no concussion symptoms.
• Jacob May, the third-round pick for the White Sox in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 19-25. May hit .500 with one homer, eight runs scored and five stolen bases in seven games for Class A Kannapolis.
May, the nephew of former White Sox player Carlos May, is hitting .302 with seven homers, 31 RBIs and 21 stolen bases between stops with the Intimidators and Great Falls.
• Brad Goldberg made his debut for Class A Winston-Salem on Sunday, throwing three scoreless innings. Goldberg, selected in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the White Sox, is the only player from the White Sox Draft class to advance as high as Winston-Salem. He has a 1.11 ERA and 45 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings over stops at Great Falls, Kannapolis and Winston-Salem.
• John Danks became the first pitcher to start and win a Major League game in which his brother homered as a teammate since June 28, 1947, per Elias. Walker Cooper went deep in that game for the New York Giants, while his brother, Mort, threw a complete game at the Polo Grounds.
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