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Elvis is in the lineup for series opener

Elvis is in the lineup for series opener

Elvis is in the lineup for series opener
NEW YORK -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus was back in the lineup on Tuesday, one game after being pinch-hit for in the ninth inning on Sunday against the Twins.

Manager Ron Washington pulled him because he was unhappy with the effort Andrus made on an errant throw in the eighth inning.

"I felt like I did what I needed to do, and [tonight] he is in the lineup," Washington said. "He knows I care about him. When I take these actions, it's because I'm trying to help him. I want him to play the way he can play all the time. I can live with mistakes. It's part of baseball."

Andrus was his usual smiling self in the clubhouse before Tuesday's game.

"Ron and I are good," Andrus said. "He is always going to be that way. He sees me taking things for granted, he's going to call me on it and talk to me. I take it as a lesson, and hopefully it won't happen again."

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