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Beckham Leading Off In New-Look Lineup On Hot Day At Cell

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

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

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(CBS) Gordon Beckham will lead off for the first time in his MLB career as the White Sox take on the Rangers on a sweltering Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Manager Robin Ventura released a new-look lineup a little later than usual Thursday morning, a lineup that includes Kevin Youkilis at first base and Eduardo Escobar at third base. Adam Dunn will get a day off, as will Alejandro De Aza, who fouled a ball off his leg in the bottom of the tenth inning Wednesday night before scoring the game-winning run.

Here’s the full White Sox lineup as Jose Quintana takes on Matt Harrison:

1. Gordon Beckham – 2B

2. Eduardo Escobar – 3B

3. Kevin Youkilis – 1B

4. Paul Konerko DH

5. Alex Rios – RF

6. Alexei Ramirez – SS

7. Dayan Viciedo – LF

8. Tyler Flowers – C

9. Jordan Danks – CF