A.J. sits again; Beckham moved to leadoff

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gordon Beckham has been moved up to the leadoff spot from the bottom of the order after the departure of Eduardo Escobar and the injury of Alejandro De Aza. Alexei Ramirez is back in at shortstop, but A.J. Pierzynski is still out, so Tyler Flowers will catch in his place. For the Rangers, Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup, but has been moved down to the five-hole.

Here are the rest of the lineups:


2B Gordon Beckham

3B Kevin Youkilis

1B Adam Dunn

DH Paul Konerko

RF Alex Rios

SS Alexei Ramirez

LF Dayan Viciedo

C Tyler Flowers

CF Jordan Danks


2B Ian Kinsler

SS Elvis Andrus

3B Adrian Beltre

RF Nelson Cruz

DH Josh Hamilton

1B Michael Young

LF David Murphy

C Mike Napoli

CF Craig Gentry