Catcher Tyler Flowers, who was off to an auspicious start offensively this season, is hitless in his last 22 at-bats, dropping his average to .250.
"Anytime a guy goes through (what) Tyler's going through, just make it as simple as possible," manager Robin Ventura said. "You get caught up in the mechanics and everything that goes with that … your head can go so many different ways thinking about what you're trying to do before the guy even throws it.
"You can't throw it out there, you can't steer it. All you can do is hit it. For every player, make it as simple as you can, and then you work your way out of it."
Turning it around: Ventura maintains a one-game-at-a-time mantra yet allows it would be "remarkable" if the White Sox could make the playoffs this season after losing 99 games last year.
"After last year, to go through all we went through, to be able to (make the playoffs). … we're not going to look that far down the road," Ventura said. "We're better off if we're just focusing on what we're doing today and trying to win this game, pitch to pitch, inning to inning."
"If we're not helping (Noesi) on defense, it makes a difference," Ventura said. "Every time you extend an inning you give them a chance to put runs up. It was very similar to (Jose Quintana's game Friday). It just kept snowballing to where you couldn't get out of that inning."
Taylor made: The White Sox announced a minor league trade Saturday, acquiring outfielder Michael Taylor from the A's organization for Class A pitcher Jake Sanchez. Taylor, 28, who has 74 big league at-bats, will report to Triple-A Charlotte.
Local talent: Outfielders Corey Ray of Louisville and Ro Coleman of Vanderbilt, who were teammates at Simeon, are the first products of the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program to compete at the College World Series. Louisville (50-15) and Vanderbilt (46-19) faced each other Saturday night in the CWS in Omaha, Neb.
Extra innings: Adam Eaton has reached base in 10 straight games. … Alexei Ramirez has hit safely 31 of his 35 games at U.S. Cellular Field. … Paul Konerko is hitting .500 (7-for-14) with two home runs over his last seven games.