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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Paul Konerko Bats Cleanup In Return To Chicago's Order

The Chicago White Sox will get a welcome addition slotted back into their lineup for Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Paul Konerko will return to the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion on Aug. 7. Konerko will bat cleanup and will serve as the designated hitter on Friday's series opener at Kaufman Stadium.

Here are the starting lineups for Friday night's game.

Chicago White Sox:

1. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
2. Kevin Youkilis (R) 3B
3. Adam Dunn (L) 1B
4. Paul Konerko (R) DH
5. Alex Rios (R) RF
6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
8. Dayan Viciedo (R) LF
9. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B

Kansas City Royals:

1. Chris Getz (L) 2B
2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
3. Alex Gordon (L) LF
4. Billy Butler (R) 1B
5. Salvador Perez (R) C
6. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
8. Brayan Pena (S) DH
9. Tony Abreu (S) 3B

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