Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees will hold a birthday commemoration for Yogi Berra on Saturday prior to the 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Mariners. It will be the Hall of Famer's 87th birthday. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 3:40 p.m. for the festivities, and all guests in attendance will receive a commemmorative Berra baseball card presented by Yankees-Steiner.

• Curtis Granderson had his streak of reaching base in 28 consecutive games snapped on Wednesday against the Rays. It was the longest streak by a Yankee since Mark Teixeira reached base in 42 straight games from June 6-July 26, 2010.

• On this date in 1936, Joe DiMaggio hit his first Major League home run off George Turbeville in the Yankees' 7-2 victory over the Athletics. DiMaggio would hit 29 homers in the '36 season and retired with 361 in a 13-year career.