Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• 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.