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Kevin Youkilis not in White Sox lineup

Updated: July 19, 2012 3:30PM

BOSTON — Kevin Youkilis will not be in the starting lineup Thursday night as the White Sox close out a four-game series at Fenway Park. Youkilis has a tight left hamstring, but hopes to start Friday in Detroit.

Eduardo Escobar will play third and bat ninth.

Alexei Ramirez is batting second in Youkilis’ usual spot.

Rookie left-hander Jose Quintana will start against Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz.

Youkilis has 18 RBI in 19 games since coming to the White Sox from Boston in a trade on June 24.

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