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Brett Gardner leads off for Yankees

Updated: March 18, 2011, 9:06 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Joe Girardi likes to say spring training is the time to experiment.

In that spirit, Thursday he experimented with his lineup. For the first time all spring, Brett Gardner was the New York Yankees leadoff hitter. Derek Jeter, who hit leadoff in 137 of the 155 games he started last season, batted second.

"It's just a little different look, lead off Gardy and see what that looks like," Girardi said Thursday. "With Gardy leading off, he gets on base a lot, takes a ...

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