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• Double-A Birmingham first baseman Rangel Ravelo increased his hitting streak to 26 games, the second-longest in the Minors this season behind Triple-A Nashville's Eugenio Velez at 27. Ravelo has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games.

Alexei Ramirez needs eight homers to reach 100 for his career. He hit 73 over seven seasons with Pinar del Rio in Cuba.

Chris Sale's .889 winning percentage from his 8-1 record in the first half represents the second best in White Sox history behind Jose Contreras' 9-0 first half in 2006.

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.