Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner (right elbow strain) was to be evaluated on Saturday to determine if he is ready to resume swinging a bat. Gardner has not played in a Major League game since April 17.
With Andy Pettitte winning Friday's game and Raul Ibanez homering, it marked the first time that an age 39 or older starting pitcher earned a win in a game when a teammate of that age homered since Aug. 18, 2008, when the Tigers' Kenny Rogers and Gary Sheffield combined to help Detroit beat the Rangers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
On this date in 1928, six-time All-Star Gil McDougald was born. McDougald batted .276 in 1,336 games for the Yankees from 1951-60, winning five World Series rings while appearing in eight total Fall Classics.