White Sox closer Hector Santiago has four saves this season, but he's also had his share of issues in the early going, and it was Matt Thornton who finished out the game on Sunday. In remarks about it afterward, manager Robin Ventura said he stuck with Thornton because of his history against the Red Sox batters he faced in that inning. So for now at least, it does not look like that decision represented a permanent change.
"It is nothing against Hector, he still will be in there in the ninth, but you're looking at guy with a body of work against those three guys," Ventura said after the game. "I felt confident leaving Matt in there."
The White Sox are off Monday before starting a three-game set against Cleveland on Tuesday.