Third baseman Alex Rodriguez was out of the starting lineup against the White Sox on Sunday, given a routine day off. Girardi said he wanted to rest Rodriguez before heading to St. Petersburg, where the Yankees will play three games with the Rays on Tropicana Field's artificial surface.
On this date in 1990, Andy Hawkins held a no-hitter with two outs in the bottom of the eighth against the White Sox before his defense made three errors that led to four unearned runs. The Yankees lost, 4-0, but Hawkins held Chicago hitless through eight. The game was originally ruled a no-hitter but reclassified a year later, when the term "no-hitter" required a pitcher to complete at least nine innings.