Alex Rodriguez was removed from the New York Yankees' lineup at a key moment of Game 3 of the American League division series Wednesday night.
It was a bold move by Manager Joe Girardi and one that paid off -- pinch hitter Raul Ibanez hit the game-tying home run in the ninth inning and the game-winning homer in the 12th to give the Yankees a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
But even with those spectacular results, don't expect to see the Yankees' slumping superstar on the bench for the start for Game 3.
When Girardi was asked Thursday if he expected Rodriguez to be back in the lineup for the 4:37 p.m. Pacific time game, Girardi said: "Yeah. I'll make those decisions when I get there, but, yeah, I would."