Manager Joe Girardi went to sleep Saturday night knowing the Yankees regained a one-game lead on the Orioles in the American League East, but he was not following Baltimore's late game in Oakland. Girardi spent his night after New York's matinee watching college football, focusing on another West Coast game -- Stanford's 21-14 upset against No. 2 USC.
Curtis Granderson's next home run will make him the first Yankees outfielder since Mickey Mantle to record consecutive 40-homer seasons. Seven of Granderson's past 12 hits are home runs.
On this date in 1979, the Yankees held Catfish Hunter Day, honoring the Hall of Famer who announced he would retire at the end of the '79 season. Hunter played his final five seasons in New York, going 63-53 with a 3.58 ERA and pitching seven innings to earn a win and clinch Game 6 of the '78 World Series.