Back stiffness keeps De Aza shelved

August, 7, 2012
8/07/12
3:55
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By Chris Silva
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Back stiffness will keep Alejandro De Aza out of the lineup for the second straight game, giving Jordan Danks another start in center field tonight against the Kansas City Royals. De Aza is hitting .444 with a pair of doubles and four RBI over his last six games.

Starter Jake Peavy is looking for his third straight start tonight after allowing two runs over eight innings of work against Minnesota on Aug. 1.

Here's tonight's lineup for the Sox:

1. Jordan Danks - CF
2. Kevin Youkilis - 3B
3. Adam Dunn - DH
4. Paul Konerko - 1B
5. Alex Rios - RF
6. A.J. Pierzynski - C
7. Alexei Ramirez - SS
8. Dayan Viciedo - LF
Gordon Beckham - 2B

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WINS LEADER
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OTHER LEADERS
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HRA. Ramirez 4
RBIA. Ramirez 14
RA. Eaton 15
OPSA. Ramirez 1.099
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