• 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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