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9. A-Rod Benched/Ibanez's Heroics

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Pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez?!? Joe Girardi did it in the bottom of the ninth in Game 3 of the ALDS, and Raul Ibanez responded with a game-tying homer and then a game-winning homer in the 12th, opening the door for Girardi to bench A-Rod entirely.