The Chicago White Sox have received some timely hits from newcomer Kevin Youkilis during their homestand against the Texas Rangers, and on Thursday Youk will hit in the No. 3 spot while Gordon Beckham will lead off. A.J. Pierzynski and Alejandro De Aza are out of the lineup and both likely have the day off.
Here are the lineups for both teams for Thursday's matinee, via Baseball Press:
|Rangers vs. White Sox (7/5)|
|1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B||1. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B|
|2. Elvis Andrus (R) SS||2. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B|
|3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF||3. Kevin Youkilis (R) 1B|
|4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B||4. Paul Konerko (R) DH|
|5. Michael Young (R) DH||5. Alex Rios (R) RF|
|6. Nelson Cruz (R) RF||6. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS|
|7. Brandon Snyder (R) 1B||7. Dayan Viciedo (R) LF|
|8. Yorvit Torrealba (R) C||8. Tyler Flowers (R) C|
|9. Craig Gentry (R) CF||9. Jordan Danks (L) CF|
Matt Harrison will start for the Rangers. The White Sox will counter with Jose Quintana.
Game Date & Time: Thursday, July 5, 1:10 p.m. CT
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