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YES strikes out looking on A-Rod’s return to third base

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez running out to

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez running out to play at 3rd base for the last time as a Yankee in the top of the 9th inning at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Friday Aug. 12, 2016last game. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The YES Network made a curious decision Friday night during a dramatic moment in Alex Rodriguez’s final game as a Yankee, choosing to go to commercial before the top of the ninth inning as A-Rod prepared to take the field one last time.

Fox Sports, which also was showing the game — and whose parent company is a majority owner of YES — stayed with the action during that time and captured Rodriguez running onto the field to play third base.

YES showed Rodriguez taking the field on a recorded basis after it returned from the commercial break.

Joe Girardi ended up removing Rodriguez after the first out.

Said YES play-by-play man Michael Kay as A-Rod went to the bench, “So the curtain comes down on the complicated but brilliant career of Alex Rodriguez.”


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