Third to first

• Ventura said that there's something special about baseball and the Fourth of July.

"It's always a fun day," Ventura said. "Driving here, you see everybody going to barbeques and then the beach. Baseball's a part of it. People come out to the game and it's always a fun day for the players. Guys get excited about it."

• The White Sox are 7-2-1 in their last 10 season series with the Mariners.

• Danks and Jose Quintana are tied for fifth in the AL with 13 quality starts.

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.