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Keppinger returns to Sox lineup

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Second baseman Jeff Keppinger returns to the Chicago White Sox lineup for Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark.

Keppinger missed the last four games with a back injury.

Fresh off a 4-for-4 performance in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to Texas in the series opener Tuesday, Dewayne Wise gets his second consecutive start in center field. Jordan Danks remains hampered by fluid in his injured knee.

Former Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the Texas lineup for the second consecutive game because of a strained oblique. Rangers manager Ron Washington said he expects Pierzynski to play in Thursday's 7:05 p.m. series finale.