• White Sox broadcasters Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, Steve Stone, Ed Farmer, Darrin Jackson and Hector Molina are candidates for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award. These five will be considered as part of the new "High Tide Era," which represents broadcasters' contributions made during the regional cable network era from 1980 to the present. The winner will be announced at the 2013 Winter Meetings and honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame ceremony.
• The White Sox rank last in the Majors with a .980 fielding percentage, one year after leading the Majors with a franchise-record .9883 mark.
• Double-A Birmingham advanced to the Southern League championship series against Mobile with a 7-4 victory over Tennessee on Monday night, as Nestor Molina earned the win in relief. Tennessee is the Cubs' Double-A affiliate. The Barons play in the finals, beginning Tuesday night, for the first time since 2002.
"That's cool that they beat the Cubs farmhands also," said White Sox infielder Marcus Semien, who earned Southern League Most Valuable Player honors as part of Birmingham before moving to Triple-A Charlotte and then to the White Sox. "They gave us trouble right before I moved up. They are a pretty good team."
"It's always nice to win championships," said White Sox reliever Jake Petricka, who also spent time this season with the Barons.
Advanced Rookie Great Falls lost, 16-5, to Helena in Game 1 of the Pioneer League semifinal series.
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