Joe Girardi sets Yankees' Game 1 lineup

Ah, to go back in time to 2001 and tell a Mariners fan that the Yankees would eventually start a playoff game with the first three spots filled by Derek Jeter, Ichiro, and Alex Rodriguez. You'd probably get stabbed, but for a split-second, you'd get a priceless look of uncomprehending rage. It'd be worth it.

The lineup for the New York Yankees, who are taking on Jason Hammel and the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of the American League Division Series:

1. Derek Jeter - SS
2. Ichiro Suzuki* - LF
3. Alex Rodriguez - 3B
4. Robinson Cano* - 2B
5. Nick Swisher# - RF
6. Mark Teixeira# - 1B
7. Curtis Granderson* - CF
8. Russell Martin - C
9. Raul Ibanez* - DH

Hammel has faced the Yankees three times this season, and the Yankees have won two of those games, scoring seven earned runs against him in 16 innings.

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