Posted October 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
CC Sabathia and Jason Hammel each retired the first nine batters, and the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles were scoreless after three innings Friday in the deciding Game 5 of their AL division series. With Alex Rodriguez watching from a seat in the dugout, the Yankees did not come close to a hit against Hammel in a game that started about 15 hours after Baltimore's 2-1, 13-inning win that ended after midnight. This game began at 5:07 p.m. and Yankee Stadium was half-empty for the first pitch, with fans no doubt delayed by the odd start time. Eric Chavez was given the start at third base after pinch hitting for A-Rod in the ninth inning Thursday. Raul Ibanez was in the designated hitter spot and batted fifth two nights after hitting a tying homer in the ninth while batting for Rodriguez and connecting on the game-winner in the 12th in the Yankees' Game 3 victory. The last time Rodriguez did not start in the postseason was in 1995 for the Seattle Mariners, when he wa...
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