Third to first

Tyler Flowers has eight hits this season through the first four games. He had 11 hits last April in 20 games. His seven straight hits represented the longest streak by a White Sox player since Magglio Ordonez had seven straight from June 6-7, 2001, per Elias.

Adrian Nieto made his first Major League start Saturday, catching John Danks' season debut.

"[I'm] not necessarily wanting to take Flo out of it, but with all the day games we have, to be able to keep Flo fresh and be back in there tomorrow, you get this kid with his feet wet and get him in there," Ventura said. "Him and Johnny worked pretty good in Spring Training together."

• Courtney Hawkins homered for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem on Friday, while Micah Johnson added two more hits for Double-A Birmingham. Tyler Danish struck out six over five for Class A Kannapolis.

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