Ford the DH, Thome sits

NEW YORK - Lew Ford will serve as the Orioles’ designated hitter today for Game 5 of the American League Division Series. Jim Thome is on the bench.

Robert Andino gets the start at second base, as manager Buck Showalter continues to platoon him with Ryan Flaherty.

Alex Rodriguez has been benched by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. He’s 2-for-16 with nine strikeouts in the Division Series and has been lifted for a pinch-hitter the past two nights.

For the Orioles:
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis RF
Matt Wieters C
Manny Machado 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Lew Ford DH
Robert Andino 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

For the Yankees:
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B

CC Sabathia LHP

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