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