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• With Sanchez unavailable over the first two games of this series in Cleveland, the White Sox had backup catcher Hector Gimenez take grounders at third and were prepared to use him at first or in the outfield in a pinch. If Ventura was forced to go to a pitcher, he listed Hector Santiago as his best outfielder among the group, although not a preferred choice in that role.

• Addison Reed has converted 10 consecutive save opportunities dating back to the 2012 season after finishing off the ninth inning in Sunday's 3-1 victory. Reed has retired 19 of the 23 batters he has faced this season, and opponents are just 1-for-19 against him.

• The top two home run hitters for visiting players at Progressive Field are Jermaine Dye at 17 and Paul Konerko at 16. Konerko hit a go-ahead shot on Sunday off of Brett Myers in the sixth.

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.

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