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Alex Rodriguez has returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for their AL championship series opener against Detroit on Saturday night but has been dropped to sixth in the batting order.
According to STATS LLC, the 37-year-old third baseman has not hit that low in the order since Joe Torre batted him eighth in the fourth and final game of the 2006 AL division series against the Tigers. He went 0 for 3.
A-Rod last hit sixth in Game 2 that year against Detroit, and he was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
He was 2 for 16 with no RBIs in the division series against Baltimore, going hitless in 12 at-bats against right-handed pitchers with nine strikeouts. Rodriguez is 10 for 66 (.152) with no homers and six RBIs in postseason play over the last three years. He hasn't homered in 84 at-bats since Sept. 14.
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According to a report from the New York Daily News, The New York Yankees expect their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to return to the lineup today against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rodriguez fractured a bone in his right hand back on July 24th in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
The report indicated that Rodriguez had good workouts for Class-A Tampa over the weekend and all...
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What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend?
1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer.
2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and is on track to return shortly...
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During Monday's Yankees-Rays game, Robinson Cano fouled a ball straight for his own radio booth and Yankees play by play man John Sterling. You can hear the amazing sound of the ball whacking Sterling's mic, as Suzyn Waldman steps in and Sterling comes back to life with a baseball in his hand. The accompanying video from MLB.com has...
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The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his last outing vs. the Indians, Garcia lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for the no-decision.
Curtis Granderson is back in center.
Right-hander Alex Cobb (8-8, 4.39 ERA) is on the mound for Tampa...
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Dickerson RF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Freddy Garcia
Here's the New York Yankees' problem, and it goes well beyond the threat posed by the run differential-defying Baltimore Orioles and the dollar-defying Tampa Bay Rays.
If the Yankees fail to reach the postseason, it could wreck The Plan.
The Plan, if you haven't heard, is for the Yankees to reduce their payroll below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold by 2014.
Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 3
Phil Hughes hit a huge bump in the road and a bus of relievers appeared in today’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
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W - Alex Cobb (9-8), L - Freddy Garcia (7-6), S Fernando Rodney (42)
Robinson Cano hit a two-run HR (29) to start the game in the first inning.
Derek Jeter had two hits as he raises hit batting average to .316 on the season.
Freddy Garcia had an awful game as he...