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Poll: A-Rod to blame for Yanks' playoff exit

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers during game five of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium. (Oct. 6, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

After the first inning, it looked like Ivan Nova would be the goat. At points, Nick Swisher fell short in the clutch. But in the end, it was clear to Newsday readers: Alex Rodriguez was to blame for the Yankees' Game 5 loss to Detroit.

Here are voting results from our recent Yankees poll:


Who is to blame for the Yankees' Game 5 loss to Detroit?

Ivan Nova - 5%
Joe Girardi - 16%
Alex Rodriguez - 59%
Nick Swisher - 5%
Yankees 3B coach for holding up A-Rod - 15% 


Our new Yankees poll asks readers what they think the Yankees should do if CC Sabathia opts out of his contract: Re-sign him, or let him walk. You can vote on the right side of the blog, or by clicking here.

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