Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Girardi said that Lowe would likely be unavailable out of the bullpen on Tuesday and Wednesday after throwing 44 pitches over four innings during Monday's 8-2 win over the Rangers in his Yankees debut.

• On Tuesday, Casey McGehee made his third start at third base since the Yankees acquired him from Pittsburgh at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The trio of McGehee, Eric Chavez and Jayson Nix were a combined 24-for-64 with seven homers, 15 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 18 games started at third base with Rodriguez on the disabled list.

• On this date in 1942, the Yankees set a Major League record with seven double plays behind starter Lefty Gomez and reliever Johnny Murphy in an 11-2 win against the A's. Three National League teams have since tied the record.