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Paul Konerko not in lineup

Updated: September 20, 2012, 8:07 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko was held out of Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals with a stiff back.

Manager Robin Ventura decided a day's rest for Konerko would be a good idea with 14 games left in the season and no off days for the White Sox, who took a 2½-game lead over the Detroit Tigers into Wednesday's game.

"I don't know if it is real bad," Ventura said. "It is bad enough that he could use a day. It has been off and ...

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