Bombers bits

• Andy Pettitte (back) played catch on Friday at Tropicana Field and will throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If that goes well, Pettitte is expected to pitch a simulated game and could then be activated.

• As expected, Hiroki Kuroda (bruised right calf) had only soreness after being hit by a Manny Machado liner on Wednesday in Baltimore. Kuroda is expected to make his next turn in the rotation, which should come Tuesday against the Mets at Citi Field.

• Joba Chamberlain (left oblique) is expected to throw about 30 pitches in an extended spring training game on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.

• On this date in 1936, the Yankees set a franchise record for runs scored in a game, defeating the Athletics, 25-2, at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Tony Lazzeri hit three homers, including two grand slams, and set a still-standing American League record with 11 RBIs.

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.