Mat Latos got off to another shaky start Monday night.

He fell behind the first hitter he faced, then had to back up third as Juan Pierre doubled to the base of the wall in right.

Gordon Beckham rolled a single to left through a hole vacated by Everth Cabrera in a communication lapse between the pitcher and shortstop.

Alex Rios then put the Chicago White Sox ahead with a homer to left.

Three hitters into the game, Latos was down 3-0.

But this time, there was no throwing of the glove, no questioning the umpire, no verbal outburst.

The 23-year-old righted himself. He went to work. He started throwing his breaking pitches for strikes and his fastballs for effect. He broke bats. He worked out of jams.

He looked, and sounded, like Mat Latos.

The line wasn't overly impressive - three runs allowed on eight hits and three walks in four-plus innings - but Latos became so as his outing moved along to 90 pitches.