Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees have a rotation crunch for the playoffs with CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes in line, which could peg Ivan Nova for a bullpen role.

"I haven't even thought about that," Girardi said. "I'm so focused on winning this division, I haven't really thought about a playoff roster. I think it's too early to do that. I want everyone pitching well, and then we'll make our decisions."

• The Yankees plan to use Derek Jeter as a designated hitter in at least one of the games on the Rogers Centre artificial turf this week.

• On this date in 1923, the Yankees set a franchise record with 30 hits in a 24-4 thumping of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The club mark for a nine-inning game still stands today.