Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• On Saturday, right-hander Ivan Nova became the fourth Yankees pitcher in the live ball era (since 1920) to record at least 12 strikeouts in six innings or less. A.J. Burnett and Joba Chamberlain accomplished the feat in 2009, and Scott Sanderson did it in 1991.

• Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte recorded his 241st career victory on Friday, breaking a tie with Frank Tanana (240) and tying Hall of Famer Herb Pennock (241) on the all-time list. Pettitte needs two wins to equal Juan Marichal's career total of 243.

• On this date in 1948, Joe DiMaggio hit for the second of two career cycles in a 13-2 Yankees victory over the White Sox.