Bomber bits

• Ichiro Suzuki started in the leadoff spot Sunday, marking the first time this season anyone other than Brett Gardner batted first in the Yankees' lineup. After starting each of New York's first 23 games, Gardner (rest) wasn't in the starting lineup.

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