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Cubs-Athletics Lineup: Fukudome In LF, Escobar At 2B

The Chicago White Sox will be facing Oakland Athletics top prospect Jarrod Parker in today's rubber match, and when the touted rookie takes the hill he'll see the core of Chicago's line up, but with a few exceptions. Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham will both get the day off today, and will be replaced, respectively, by Kosuke Fukudome and Eduardo Escobar.

Here are today's lineups for both teams:

White Sox

  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Alexi Ramirez, SS
  3. Adam Dunn, 1B
  4. Paul Konerko, DH
  5. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  6. Alex Rios, RF
  7. Kosuke Fukudome, LF
  8. Brent Morel, 3B
  9. Eduardo Escobar, 2B


  1. Jemile Weeks, 2B
  2. Eric Sogard, 3B
  3. Josh Reddick, RF
  4. Yeonis Cespedes, CF
  5. Jonny Gomes, LF
  6. Kurt Suzuki, C
  7. Kila Kaaihue, DH
  8. Cliff Pennington, SS
  9. Anthony Recker, C

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