Third to first

• Closer Matt Lindstrom will have surgery on Friday to repair a tear in the sheath, which protects the peroneal tendons, of his left ankle. His recovery time is approximately three months.

• The White Sox 2.43 bullpen ERA stands as the third best in Major League Baseball since April 26.

• New Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston threw out one of Thursday's ceremonial first pitches.

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