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Viciedo scratched from starting lineup

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CHICAGO -- Dayan Viciedo was scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup for the finale against the Royals and James Shields with tightness in his lower left hamstring. Moises Sierra replaced Viciedo.

Viciedo entered Wednesday with six homers and 13 RBIs over his last 21 games. He has also been mired in a 3-for-20 slump during the homestand and has a .287 on-base percentage to go with his .236 average for the season.

"He was tight. It was enough to keep him out of the lineup," said manager Robin Ventura of Viciedo. "We'll see what happens when we go to Minnesota. It wouldn't have been a smart idea to put him out there. You would have risked injuring it more."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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