Third to first

Third to first

Jake Petricka refused to blame his rough outing in Tuesday night's win, where he allowed two runs without retiring a batter, on late-season fatigue.

"Last night I made a mistake to every hitter, and they made me pay for it," Petricka said. "It was just the day before I did an interview about attacking the zone, and then I go out there and it seemed like I was pitching timid. I wasn't, but for some reason, I wasn't throwing it in the zone."

Avisail Garcia was expected back with the White Sox on Wednesday after the birth of his daughter, Annarella, with his wife, Anakarina, on Monday.

"He gets a few days to be able to do that," said Ventura of Garcia's paternity leave.

• Entering Wednesday, the White Sox ranked fifth in the Majors with a .255 average with runners in scoring position and two outs. Garcia (.355) ranked eighth in this category, and Dayan Viciedo (.348) sits 10th.

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