Lineups for Game 3 of ALDS: A-Rod batting third for Yankees

There was some speculation that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might drop Alex Rodriguez in Wednesday's lineup because the aging star is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in the series so far.

But the lineups are out and Rodriguez is batting third as the Yankees' designated hitter.


"I trust our guys. I am with him every day. I'm with their approach every day and it's important that they trust me," Girardi said. "We played playoff baseball the whole month of September and the first three days of October and Alex hit third and we won a lot of games with a lineup that we kept consistent … I think there's something to be said for that."

The Orioles lineup has no surprises against right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.


Nate McLouth 7
J.J. Hardy 6
Chris Davis 9
Adam Jones 8
Matt Wieters 2
Jim Thome DH
Mark Reynolds 3
Ryan Flaherty 4
Manny Machado 5
Miguel Gonzalez P

Derek Jeter 6
Ichiro Suzuki 7
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 4
Nick Swisher 9
Mark Teixeira 3
Curtis Granderson 8
Russell Martin 2
Eric Chavez 5
Hiroki Kuroda P

One other note: Adam Jones is the Orioles' representative for the Hank Aaron Award given to the best offensive player in each league.