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Chicago White Sox starter Erik Johnson (45) is pulled by manager Robin Ventura, left, as catcher Tyler Flowers (21) and shortstop Alexei Ramirez, right, look on during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Chicago on Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago White Sox starter Erik Johnson (45) is pulled by manager Robin Ventura, left, as catcher Tyler Flowers (21) and shortstop Alexei Ramirez, right, look on during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Chicago on Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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