Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Girardi expected his entire bullpen except for Derek Lowe to be available on Wednesday after Hiroki Kuroda's two-hit shutout on Tuesday night.

• On this date in 1955, switch-hitter Mickey Mantle homered from both sides of the plate for the second time of his career during a 12-6 win in the second leg of a doubleheader against the Orioles. Mantle went 5-for-8 with four runs scored and five RBIs to help the Yankees win both ends of the twin bill.