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Beckham Sits Again For White Sox; Johnson Leads Off For Cubs

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Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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By Adam Hoge-

CHICAGO (CBS) Gordon Beckham will sit for the third straight game tonight as the White Sox take on Matt Garza and the Cubs.

Omar Vizquel will start at second base again as Ozzie Guillen continues to give Beckham a break. Meanwhile, Brent Morel returns to third base despite Mark Teahen playing well there the last two games. Juan Pierre will leadoff with Brent Lillibridge coming off the bench again.

Beckham was in an 0-for-12 slump before his recent benching. He took early batting practice with hitting coach Greg Walker a little less than four hours before Tuesday’s game and was even taking some swings left-handed.

Meanwhile, the Cubs lineup features Reed Johnson leading off and playing centerfield in place of Kosuke Fukudome. Starlin Castro bats second with Jeff Baker batting third as tonight’s designated hitter.

Here are the lineups for both teams tonight:

Chicago Cubs

Reed Johnson – CF

Starlin Castro - SS

Jeff Baker – DH

Aramis Ramirez – 3B

Geovany Soto – C

Alfonso Soriano – LF

Carlos Pena – 1B

Lou Montanez – RF

DJ LeMahieu – 2B

Matt Garza – P

Chicago White Sox

Juan Pierre – LF

Omar Vizquel – 2B

Carlos Quentin – RF

Paul Konerko - 1B

Adam Dunn – DH

Alexei Ramirez - SS

A.J. Pierzynski - C

Alex Rios - CF

Brent Morel - 3B

Mark Buehrle – P

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