ALDS Game 3, Yankees vs. Orioles: A-Rod batting third in Yankees lineup

The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The New York Yankees will keep Alex Rodriguez at third in the order, but play him as the designated hitter rather than at third base.

After much speculation, the New York Yankees will not move Alex Rodriguez down in their lineup for Game 3 of their ALDS series against the Baltimore Orioles. Several reports surfaced that A-Rod would drop in the order after struggling (1-for-9) in the first two games of the series, but manager Joe Girardi has decided to keep Rodriguez in his normal spot at third in the order against Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez.

Not everything will be the same for Rodriguez however, as he will DH instead of playing third base on Wednesday. Eric Chavez will play 3B and bat ninth in the order. The only other change for the Yankees is Curtis Granderson moving back up to seventh in the order and Russell Martin batting eighth; switching spots from the Game 2 lineup.

Baltimore will make a change to its lineup, starting lefty Ryan Flaherty at 2B over righty Robert Andino as the Yankees bring righty Hiroki Kuroda to the mound.

Full lineups below:

New York Yankees

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
3. Alex Rodriguez, DH
4. Robinson Cano, 2B
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Mark Teixeira, 1B
7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Russell Martin, C
9. Eric Chavez, 3B

Baltimore Orioles

1. Nate McLouth, LF
2. J.J. Hardy, SS
3. Chris Davis, RF
4. Adam Jones, CF
5. Matt Wieters, C
6. Jim Thome, DH
7. Mark Reynolds, 1B
8. Ryan Flaherty, 2B
9. Manny Machado, 3B

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.