Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Wednesday marked the first time the Dodgers have played against the Yankees in the Bronx since Game 6 of the 1981 World Series, a 9-2 Los Angeles victory that clinched the Fall Classic.

• This marks the Yankees' eighth Interleague doubleheader all-time, and their first since splitting a twin bill against the Reds in Cincinnati on June 22, 2011. It is New York's first Interleague doubleheader at home since 2006 against the Marlins.

• On this date in 1903, Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig was born in New York City. Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games between 1925-39 and still holds the Yankees' franchise records in doubles (534), triples (163) and RBIs (1,993).

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