Worth noting

• Paul Konerko hasn't played many games in San Francisco (Tuesday was his ninth) in his 16-year career, but he is one of the last remaining Major Leaguers to have played at Candlestick Park. Adrian Beltre, Jason Giambi, LaTroy Hawkins, Joe Nathan, Aramis Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Jamey Wright join Konerko on that slim list.

• Bright spots like his Tuesday night heroics have been few and far between this season for Gordon Beckham, but his manager has admired the mindset and work ethic he's maintained while his batting average has plummeted nearly 80 points.

"There are times when he's frustrated, but he doesn't take it to the field," Ventura said before Wednesday's series finale in San Francisco. "Look at last night. Defensively, he doesn't take it with him out there. That's a mature response.

"Anybody struggling, not feeling right, sometimes you see they might miss a pitch here or there because their mind might be wandering, but he hasn't let that happen."

• After having an off-day Monday and another coming Thursday, Ventura bumped Jose Quintana up to start Wednesday's game against the Giants. Scott Carroll was originally slated to start the game, but his turn in the rotation isn't being skipped this time through. Ventura said he'll likely start Sunday against the Orioles.

• All indications are that pitching coach Don Cooper (vertigo) will return to the team Friday, Ventura said.

Ryan Hood is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanhood19. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.