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Matsui drops to 6th in NY order

Posted by Gordon Edes, Globe Staff  September 14, 2007 04:45 PM

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Here's the Yankee lineup, and the most notable change is Hideki Matsui batting sixth instead of in the five-hole, where he has batted 15 times in the previous 16 games.

Jorge Posada, who is 3 for 6 (.500) against Daisuke Matsuzaka this season, is in the five-hole. Matsui is 3 for 33 (.091) in his last 10 games and 0 for 5 with a walk against Daisuke.

Here's the lineup:

1. Johnny Damon, DH
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Hideki Matsui, LF
7. Jason Giambi, 1B
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

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