Third to first

Chris Sale will meet with manager Robin Ventura, head athletic trainer Herm Schneider and general manager Rick Hahn to decide his next course of action on the comeback trail. But being out of action retroactive to April 18 with a flexor strain in his left arm means Sale will almost certainly have one Minor League rehab start, and quite possibly two, even if he feels ready to start for the White Sox.

"He's not going to win, I don't think he's going to win this one," said Parent of Sale. "He's a huge commodity for us and for our future and we've got to make sure he's healthy."

Sale is next scheduled to throw on Thursday.

• Ventura, who missed Saturday's game to attend his daughter's college graduation from Oklahoma St., was not present for his pregame media session Sunday, but made it in time for the series finale.

• Ramirez recorded his 51st hit of the season last night, becoming the first White Sox player since Paul Konerko (2002) to collect 51 or more hits in the club's first 38 games.

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.