Third to first

• Jeff Keppinger was scratched from Thursday's starting lineup due to personal reasons. He was scheduled to play second base against the Angels, after being scratched from Monday's contest against the Reds with slight inflammation in his right shoulder. He could return Friday or Saturday according to Ventura. Gordon Beckham replaced Keppinger at second and batted second.

• Friday's second and final Cactus League game against the Cubs has a special start time of 2:05 p.m. CT, which is 12:05 p.m. in Arizona. The first pitch will be one hour earlier than usual.

• The White Sox are 3-for-20 with runners in scoring position over their past two losses.

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