New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson appeared in his first regular season game on Tuesday, but did so in an unfamiliar position.
Entering Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to totally shake up his lineup by benching Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher against Tigers starter Verlander.
If the Yankees win the Series now, it'll be the best story in franchise history.
Yankee manager Joe Girardi decided to bench the struggling Alex Rodriguez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. Rodriguez was replaced in the lineup by Eric Chavez.
Making a change from his 2010 game plan, Yankees manager Joe Girardi will bat Derek Jeter at his old No. 2 hole and will promote Brett Gardner to the leadoff spot for Opening Day.