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Alex Rodriguez not moving from No. 3 hole
Joe Girardi batted Alex Rodriguez — eight for his last 38 and homerless in his previous 65 at-bats entering
“The one thing is, he has been getting on base some,” Girardi said, a reference to A-Rod’s walks (five in the last six games and 40 overall, sixth-most on the team). “And that’s important in front of Robbie Cano. We want those RBI opportunities. And at any point, we know the damage he [Rodriguez] can do.”