Third to first

• Sale has taken notice of the "K Zone for Sale" promotion when he starts, and he appreciates the support.

"It's cool. It's fun to have the excitement of that in the ballpark and hearing those guys go crazy every time that there's a strikeout," Sale said. "It's fun to have people in the stands. Every time you get more people in the stands, it creates more energy and more excitement in the ballpark."

• The White Sox lead the Major Leagues with six wins involving a game-ending play, including three walk-off home runs. By contrast, the White Sox registered eight walk-off wins last season, including two home runs.

• With 999 quality starts since 2003, the White Sox are tied with the Angels and Mets for the most in baseball during that span.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.