Girardi said that bullpen "rust is a little concern" as the Yankees headed into Game 3. Only right-hander David Robertson (1 1/3 innings) saw action in Games 1 and 2.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Rodriguez are the first trio of teammates with at least 2,500 hits to play together in a postseason game.
The Yankees entered play on Wednesday with a 112-69 (.619) all-time record in postseason home games. Only the Indians (27-16, .628) have a higher home winning percentage in the playoffs among AL franchises.
Umpire Brian Gorman worked home plate for Wednesday night's ALDS Game 3. Before he dressed for work, Gorman and his crew passed by the batting cage several times. And before he put on his chest protector, Gorman wore another piece of baseball attire -- a tie featuring the likeness of the Norman Rockwell painting "Rainout Today?"