• Girardi said that he saw no need to address Ichiro's first-inning caught stealing at third base, in which he was gunned down running on his own for the first out of the inning.
"He knew -- he knows," Girardi said. "I could see it when he came in. He understands the game. This guy has played the game a long time. I could see it in his face; I wasn't going to put anything on top of that."
• The Yankees' five ninth-inning runs in Game 1 marked the fourth time in franchise history that they have posted at least that many runs in a postseason ninth inning, all on the road. The other occurrences were the 1936 World Series Game 2 at Giants (six runs), 1936 World Series Game 6 at Giants (seven runs) and 1999 AL Championship Series Game 4 at Boston (six runs).
• On this date in 1956, Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history, a 2-0 win over the Dodgers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees took the series in seven games for their 17th title.