Third to first

Third to first

• When asked for the most disappointing aspect of this disappointing season, Ventura pointed to his team's defense.

"You just can't win games if you play defense like that," Ventura said. "That's been proven over the history of the game. You can't give the extra opportunities. You are giving away outs and runs.

"When you play bad defense, you put more pressure on the pitchers and your offense to score. Nobody wants to be the guy who hits into the double play to end the inning because you just gave them extra outs and gave up some runs."

The White Sox rank last in the Majors with a .980 fielding percentage and 117 errors. They topped the Majors in 2012 with a franchise-record .988 fielding mark and just 70 errors.

• The White Sox will finish with a losing home record for the second time in three seasons.

Avisail Garcia is hitting .375 with a triple, two homers, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored over his last 16 games.

• Dustin Hermanson, who had 34 saves for the 2005 World Series champion White Sox, threw out one of Monday's first pitches.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.