Yankees plug in Lance Berkman at 1B
The rest of the Yankees will try to extend their postseason with Lance Berkman replacing Teixeira at first base. Manager Joe Girardi opted to play Berkman at first instead of Nick Swisher for defensive reasons, although they’re both a major downgrade from Teixeira. Swisher will play right field.
The Yankees’ Game 5 lineup:
SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
DH Marcus Thames
1B Lance Berkman
C Jorge Posada
CF Curtis Granderson
LF Brett Gardner
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