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A-Rod still bats 3rd for Yankees, shifted to DH

Updated: October 10, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Slumping Alex Rodriguez kept his No. 3 slot in the batting order for Game 3 of the New York Yankees' AL division series against Baltimore on Wednesday night but was shifted from third base to designated hitter.

There had been some calls for manager Joe Girardi to drop down Rodriguez, just 1 for 9 with five strikeouts as the teams split the first two games in the best-of-five series.

Eric Chavez took over at third base and hit ninth, where DHs Eduardo Nunez hit in Game ...

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