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Derek Jeter not in Yankees' lineup

Updated: May 6, 2011, 11:26 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- Derek Jeter was not in the Yankees' lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers, but manager Joe Girardi said it had less to do with the hip injury that caused him to pull Jeter in the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game and more to do with giving his 36-year-old shortstop periodic days off.

"He was going to get a day off at some point during this long stretch," Girardi said, "so I chose today."

The Yankees, who lost 6-3 on Thursday, are 13 ...

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