Bombers bits

• Girardi said that his plan is to use Robinson Cano at second base for one of Monday's games against the Indians and at designated hitter in the other, and that Vernon Wells will only play one game in the outfield. He also said that Austin Romine will catch one of the games.

• Curtis Granderson played his third rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday vs. Gwinnett, starting at DH and going 2-for-4 with an RBI single. He has gone 4-for-12 in his three Triple-A games, starting once in left field and once in right field.

"I know he feels good, but he's got to feel comfortable at the plate. That's the most important thing to me," Girardi said. "It's probably worth it to have a call with him sometime tomorrow to see where he feels he's at. That will give us a better idea."

• Sunday marks Yogi Berra's 88th birthday. The three-time MVP, 10-time World Series winner and 1972 inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame was born in St. Louis on May 12, 1925.

• On this date in 1996, the Yankees erased an early 8-0 deficit with nine unanswered runs to pull out a Mother's Day victory against the White Sox in Chicago. Girardi's bases-clearing double in the sixth inning gave New York the lead.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.