Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees' magic number for clinching a playoff spot entering play on Saturday was two, but the team wasn't expected to have a clubhouse celebration for simply making the postseason. Its goal remains to win the American League East, Girardi said.

Maybe I'll have dessert," Girardi said of a potential celebration.

• Nick Swisher entered play on Saturday having hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, going 14-for-41 (.341) with four homers and 14 RBIs over the stretch.

• On this date in 1987, Don Mattingly hit his sixth grand slam of the year, setting a Major League record for a single season that has since been tied (by Travis Hafner in 2006). Mattingly's blast came off Bruce Hurst in a 6-0 win over the Red Sox.