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ALDS Game 5 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

Oct 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York:

   BALTIMORE ORIOLES              NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Nate McLouth, LF              1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. J.J. Hardy, SS                2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
3. Adam Jones, CF                3. Robinson Cano, 2B
4. Chris Davis, RF               4. Mark Teixeira, 1B
5. Matt Wieters, C               5. Raul Ibanez, DH
6. Manny Machado, 3B             6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Mark Reynolds, 1B             7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Lew Ford, DH                  8. Russell Martin, C
9. Robert Andino, 2B             9. Eric Chavez, 3B

SP Jason Hammel, RHP             SP CC Sabathia, LHP

Buck Showalter is going with a slightly different lineup than he used against CC Sabathia in Game 1 of the series, picking Chris Davis as his cleanup hitter (Davis batted seventh in Game 1) and moving Manny Machado ahead of Mark Reynolds. And, like in Game 1, he’s benched Jim Thome versus a left-hander and given the designated hitter start to Lew Ford.

Last night Joe Girardi moved Alex Rodriguez from third to fifth in the order, eventually pinch-hitting for him. And tonight A-Rod is out of the lineup completely, getting benched in favor Eric Chavez while Raul Ibanez takes over as the No. 5 hitter. Girardi also moved Robinson Cano up from fourth to third to have the switch-hitting Mark Teixeira in between lefties Cano and Ibanez. Derek Jeter and Russell Martin are the only right-handed hitters in the lineup against Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel.

  1. mybrunoblog - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Game 5. Season comes down to one game. Either way it’s been a hell of a season. My my wanders to those peculiar eternal questions guys my age ask. What is the meaning of life? Will Journey ever reunite with Steve Perry? Of course the grandest question of them all. Can a friggen Yankee get a goddam hit with a few guys on base?

  2. jayscarpa - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    I can’t get to a TV so I’m going to have to listen to Suzyn Waldman get all teary. The things we do as fans.

    • dondada10 - Oct 12, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      I would rather listen to the game via Morse Code.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Girardi admitted that Jeter playing the field is not 100% certain. If Jeter can’t play SS, I wonder if he or Ibanez will DH.

  4. Loose Changeup - Oct 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    With ALDS OPS listed
    BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES
    1. Nate McLouth, LF .924 1. Derek Jeter, SS 1.000
    2. J.J. Hardy, SS .488 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF .450
    3. Adam Jones, CF .211 3. Robinson Cano, 2B .380
    4. Chris Davis, RF .583 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B .807
    5. Matt Wieters, C .343 5. Raul Ibanez, DH 2.071
    6. Manny Machado, 3B .629 6. Nick Swisher, RF .356
    7. Mark Reynolds, 1B .465 7. Curtis Granderson, CF .180
    8. Lew Ford, DH 1.000 8. Russell Martin, C .853
    9. Robert Andino, 2B .750 9. Eric Chavez, 3B .000

  5. vallewho - Oct 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    I’m surprised with all the bashing, no one has called for the firing of Kevin Long.

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