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  Andy Pettitte said that he bounced back fine from his start on Saturday. Pettitte is not scheduled to have another regular-season start, but he would be lined up to pitch a potential Game 163 against the Orioles in Baltimore on Oct. 4 if the American League East isn't decided by then.

  The Yankees have a losing record this season in one-run games, at 21-25 entering play on Sunday, and it's not something Girardi is particularly pleased with.

"That's not something you want to have," Girardi said. "But you could look at it the other way; we're in most games and we've got a chance in most games. I think that's what you want to have."

The Orioles, by comparison, have posted a 28-9 record in one-run games, which Girardi called "really impressive."

  On this date in 1973, the Yankees played their final game at the original Yankee Stadium before it was remodeled, losing, 8-5, to the Tigers. Detroit's John Hiller got Yankees first baseman Mike Hegan to fly out to center field for the game's final out.