Alex Rodriguez returned to third base on Friday, having battled a sore left foot since Tuesday. The Yankees used Eric Chavez as the designated hitter against Toronto hurler Chad Jenkins.
Ivan Nova remains on track to make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Red Sox, Girardi said, noting, "We haven't changed anything."
The Yankees' pitching staff entered play on Friday with 1,269 strikeouts, a new franchise record. The previous franchise mark was 1,266, set by the 2001 Yankees, who were paced by Mike Mussina (214) and Roger Clemens (213).