The Orioles and Yankees lineups are posted, and there are no surprises on the Orioles’ end.
A couple interesting notes on the Yankees’ side, however.
First, Derek Jeter is in the lineup leading off, but serving as the designated hitter.
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He fouled a ball off his left foot and left Wednesday’s game. But it was hard to believe he wouldn’t be in the lineup with the Yankees being able to clinch a berth to the American League Championship Series with a win.
Also, Alex Rodriguez, who is mired in a 1-for-12 slump with seven strikeouts, was dropped from third in the order to fifth.
Here are the orders:
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Jim Thome DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Manny Machado 3B
Joe Saunders P
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Jayson Nix SS
Phil Hughes P