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Soriano to bat ninth in Game 6

Updated: October 25, 2003, 8:31 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano is back in the New York Yankees' lineup at second base for Game 6 of the World Series on Saturday night against Florida.

Manager Joe Torre dropped Soriano, who didn't start Game 5, to ninth in the batting order. Shortstop Derek Jeter will hit leadoff for the second straight game, and first baseman Nick Johnson moves up to second.

Soriano, slumping during the postseason, pinch hit Thursday and struck out. He has nine strikeouts in 19 at-bats during ...

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