Bombers beat

Bombers beat

• Catcher Francisco Cervelli caught two innings in a simulated game on Friday in Tampa, Fla., and is now holding his right hand -- fractured by a foul tip in April -- behind his back while catching. He also performed bunt-fielding drills but did not throw to bases.

• Outfielder Curtis Granderson (fractured fifth metacarpal of left hand) played catch and ran with a weighted sled attached to his back on Friday. He has not resumed swinging a bat.

• Entering play on Friday, outfielder Ichiro Suzuki had hit safely in each of his last 21 games at Camden Yards since April 5, 2008, batting .385 over that span.

• On this date in 1931, Celtic (of Glasgow, Scotland) defeated the New York Yankees of the American Soccer League, 4-1, in an exhibition game believed to be the first soccer game at the original Yankee Stadium.

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