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Alex Rodriguez doesn't play

Updated: October 13, 2012, 9:49 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi benched struggling Alex Rodriguez for the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series on Friday night.

Rodriguez was replaced in the lineup and at third base by Eric Chavez, who went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts as the Yanks topped the Orioles, 3-1, to advance to the AL Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Rodriguez said he wasn't happy about not being in the lineup while talking to reporters before the game but noted the team ...

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