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Bombers bits

• With their acquisition of corner infielder Casey McGehee on Tuesday, the Yankees returned to Trade Deadline activity after sitting out in 2011, their first year without a late-July trade since 2002. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's last Deadline deals came on July 31, 2010, when he acquired first baseman Lance Berkman and pitcher Kerry Wood from the Astros and Indians, respectively.

• The Yankees have lost their last six games to be decided by one run. It is their longest streak since 1995, when they lost seven straight one-run decisions, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• On this date in 2007, the Yankees matched a franchise record with eight home runs in a 16-3 win over the White Sox. Seven Yankees homered in the game, with Hideki Matsui going deep twice.