Third to first

Third to first

Alejandro De Aza's 17th homer Tuesday extended his career-high total and tied him with Ray Durham (2000) for the second most by a White Sox leadoff hitter in a season. Durham's 19 in 1998 rank first.

• The White Sox bullpen owns a 4.90 ERA in September, up from 2.28 in August. The relievers also have allowed 37 homers, ranking as the second fewest behind Texas at 35.

Alexei Ramirez has started 155 of 158 White Sox games this season. Entering Wednesday, he was fifth in the American League in innings played at 1,372 2/3.

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