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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Chicago 1B Paul Konerko Out With Sore Back

Paul Konerko is out of the lineup for the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night as he deals with a sore back, according to the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzalez. Adam Dunn will move to first base, while Dan Johnson is in as the designated hitter as the Sox go for a series victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Konerko is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Here are the full lineups:

White Sox

1. Alejandro De Aza LF
2. Dewayne Wise CF
3. Adam Dunn 1B
4. Alex Rios RF
5. A.J. Pierzynski C
6. Kevin Youkilis 3B
7. Dan Johnson DH
8. Alexei Ramirez SS
9. Gordon Beckham 2B


1. Jason Bourgeois CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Alex Gordon LF
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Mike Moustakas 3B
7. Jeff Francoeur RF
8. Eric Hosmer 1B
9. Johnny Giavotella 2B

Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24 ERA) will take the mound for the White Sox, and he'll be opposed by Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.92). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT.

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