Worth noting

• Ventura said the Sox will decide on a starter for Sunday's game on Saturday. That turn in the rotation has been up in the air since Chris Sale was placed on the DL Monday with a flexor strain.

Conor Gillaspie missed his fourth consecutive game with a sore left hand. Ventura said he gave Gillaspie the additional day of rest to avoid setting his third baseman back. If he's not ready to go for Saturday's game, Ventrua said the White Sox will consider making a move, which could include a trip to the DL.

Gordon Beckham, who was thrust into Thursday's starting lineup after Gillaspie was a late scratch, said his recently-rehabbed left oblique feels good.

"My side feels very solid," Beckham said. I had a lot of games down there. I would say about half of them were getting a lot of soreness out. I would wake up and really not know how it was going to go. Then it would end up going OK. The last four or five, I felt like was pretty close to as 100 percent as I am going to get. I feel good now."

Marcus Semien has played third in Gillaspie's absence and is second among Major League rookies with 13 RBIs, trailing only teammate Jose Abreu (21).

Semien is the only player in the Major Leagues this season with three or more go-ahead home runs in the seventh inning or later, according to Stats LLC, including a game-winning grand slam Wednesday at Detroit.

Adam Dunn needs four home runs to tie Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero (449) for 36th place all-time.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.