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A-Rod out, Nick Swisher a late scratch

Updated: September 12, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If the New York Yankees are to avoid a sweep with Dustin Moseley on the mound against the Texas Rangers' Cliff Lee on Sunday, they'll have to do it without Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher.

Manager Joe Girardi decided to give his $30 million third baseman Sunday off. Girardi said he doesn't want to play Rodriguez six straight games. The manager said he could pinch-hit on Sunday and still play in all three games in the Yankees' big series with the Tampa Bay Rays, beginning ...

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