White Sox

Youkilis To Bat Second In First Game With White Sox

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

(CBS) As expected, Kevin Youkilis is in the White Sox’s lineup for Monday night’s game against the Twins in Minnesota.

Youkilis will bat second for the White Sox, with Gordon Beckham getting dropped to the No. 9 spot in the order. Both third base and the No. 2 spot in the order have been weaknesses for the White Sox this season and team clearly hopes Youkilis can be a remedy for both problems.

Here’s the full lineup as Jake Peavy takes on Francisco Liriano, who no-hit the White Sox last season:

1. Alejandro De Aza – CF

2. Kevin Youkilis – 3B

3. Adam Dunn – DH

4. Paul Konerko – 1B

5. Alex Rios – RF

6. A.J. Pierzynski – C

7. Dayan Viciedo – LF

8. Alexei Ramirez – SS

9. Gordon Beckham – 2B