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Gimenez starts again in place of injured Flowers

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CHICAGO -- Tyler Flowers was out of Saturday's White Sox starting lineup because of back spasms, meaning reserve Hector Gimenez picked up a second straight start.

"He feels pretty much the same as he did yesterday. He's still out getting treatment," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Flowers. "He says he can catch, but I think doing anything else probably would prove a little difficult now. Hopefully it gets better."

Gimenez drove in a run with a fifth-inning single during Friday's victory and has five hits over his last two games, carrying a .250 average into Saturday's contest.

"I'm not trying to do too much. I'm not trying to hit the ball out of the park every time," said the switch-hitting Gimenez. "Just trying to make contact and just hit the ball on the barrel. Just put it in play."

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