Worth noting

• Girardi thinks reliever Joba Chamberlain (right oblique strain) might be activated on Tuesday when he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list.

"He says he feels better, and he's playing catch," Girardi said. "But until he gets off a mound and turns it up a little bit, you're really not going to know."

• Closer Mariano Rivera, who made his first appearance at Coors Field on Wednesday night, has pitched in 35 stadiums and has recorded a save in 31.

• The Yankees entered Thursday having stolen 14 consecutive bases and had been caught just once in their past 18 steal attempts

Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.