Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Darnell McDonald made his Yankees debut as a defensive replacement in Friday's 10-8 win over the Red Sox. His brother, Donzell, played five games for the 2001 Yankees.


They became the eighth set of brothers to play for the Yankees, joining Homer (1912) and Tommy (1912) Thompson; Bobby (1957-60) and Billy (1960) Shantz; Felipe (1971-73) and Matty (1973) Alou; Phil (1984-85) and Joe (1985-87) Niekro; Al (1987-89, 2005) and Mark (1990) Leiter; Pascual (1990-91) and Melido (1992-95) Perez; and Marcus (1989) and Matt (2005) Lawton.


• Left-hander Boone Logan has recorded the win in each of the Yankees' last two games (Friday at Boston and Wednesday at Tampa Bay). He is the first Yankee to win consecutive road games in the same road trip since Tom Gordon on Aug. 23-24, 2004, at Cleveland.

• On this date in 1937, the Yankees had five starters in the All-Star Game as the AL wins, 8-3, at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. Lou Gehrig has four RBIs and the game's only home run, a two-run shot off Dizzy Dean.