Ibanez hits for A-Rod, homers twice in Yankees win

Updated: October 11, 2012, 5:04 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Down by a run in an all-even AL division series, Joe Girardi approached Alex Rodriguez and told baseball's highest-paid player he was going to pinch hit for him.

Bold move, benching one of the game's great sluggers.

"I just had a gut feeling," the Yankees manager said. "I just went to him and I said, `You're scuffling a little bit right now, we have got a low-ball hitter and we've got a shorter porch in right field then left field obviously -- Raul (Ibanez) has been a ...

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