Alex Rodriguez gets another shot in ALCS Game 1, batting sixth

Alex Rodriguez warms up for batting practice before

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Alex Rodriguez warms up for batting practice before the start of Game 5 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 12, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Alex Rodriguez being Alex Rodriguez, it took exactly one inning for the ALCS spotlight to find him Saturday night in Game 1.

One day after being benched for ALDS Game 5, the designated lightning rod was back in Joe Girardi's lineup, playing third base and batting sixth, when he came up with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the first.

Unlike nine of his 16 at-bats in the...

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