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08/28/12 7:21 PM ET

Alexei in lineup with sore right pinky finger

BALTIMORE -- Shortstop Alexei Ramirez was back in the White Sox lineup Tuesday night after partially tearing the fingernail off his right pinky finger during Monday's 4-3 loss.

The game was delayed for several minutes while Ramirez was treated for the injury, which occurred while trying to barehand a slow grounder.

The finger remained wrapped up in the locker room before Tuesday's game and Ramirez was ready to try again.

"If I would say it's not hurting me, I'd be lying," he said through an interpreter.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the biggest problem might be swinging a bat, which could bring the shortstop some pain.

"Every once in a while it will bite him a little," Ventura said."He can throw. It may [bother him more] hitting. I think the more he does it, we'll find out for sure."

Worth noting

• White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Francisco Liriano, Monday's starter, is fine after leg cramps bothered him during the 4-3 loss. Liriano said after the game he wasn't too worried, and on Tuesday everything felt good.

• The White Sox have a 24-11 record this season in games in which Adam Dunn hits a home run. He's got 38 so far this season, leading the Major Leagues.

• White Sox pitchers walked seven in Monday's loss, the third time in eight games the staff gave up at least seven free passes.

• Paul Konerko needs eight RBIs to reach 1,300 for his career.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.