Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• 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.