Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Curtis Granderson hit his 101st and 102nd home runs in a Yankees uniform on Wednesday, matching his total over 674 games with the Tigers from 2004-09. Granderson compiled the same number of homers in just 432 games with the Yankees, beginning in 2010.


• The Yankees won on Wednesday despite going 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position. It marked their third game since 1974 -- and the second this year -- in which they had at least 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position and could not record a hit. The other dates were July 6, 1990 vs. the Twins and May 21, 2012 vs. the Royals.


• The Yankees entered play on Thursday looking for their first consecutive wins since Aug. 13-15 vs. Texas.


• On this date in 1927, the Yankees swept a doubleheader at Cleveland, winning 5-3 in both games to clinch the AL pennant for the fifth time in club history. The Yankees would go on to sweep the Pirates in the World Series for the club's second championship.