Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Derek Jeter entered play on Monday tied with former teammate Melky Cabrera, now with the San Francisco Giants, for the Major League lead in hits with 59. Jeter's .347 batting average ranked eighth in the Majors.

• New York pitchers struck out 35 batters in the club's three-game series against the Reds, marking the first time Yankees hurlers had fanned 10 or more in each game of a three-game series since June 17-19, 2008, against San Diego, when they fanned 40 for the series.

• On this date in 1922, Colonel Jacob Ruppert bought out Colonel Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston for $1.5 million, taking sole control of the New York Yankees. He would retain ownership until his passing in 1939.