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Since moving up in the order after his slow start, Gordon Beckham was a solid No. 2 hitter for the White Sox (.265/.315/.414 with seven homers, 25 RBIs in 44 games). He drops to No. 9 with Kevin Youkilis in the No. 2 spot but Robin Ventura indicated that is subject to change. Asked if he saw Youkilis in that spot permanently, Ventura answered: "For tonight. You see how he fits into it, how he does.'' Youkilis, nicknamed "The Greek God of Walks'' by Billy Beane's Oakland staff, is known for making pitchers work. He averages 4.55 pitches per plate appearance this season, the same as Adam Dunn. Beckham averages 3.81.