Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia celebrated his 33rd birthday on Sunday. Three previous times, he had made a start on his birthday (2002 and '06 with Cleveland, and '11 with the Yankees), going 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA in those outings.

• Robinson Cano carried an 11-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox, marking a Yankees season high. Cano, who singled in the second inning to extend his streak to 12, entered Sunday hitting .389 (14-for-36) with three runs scored, two doubles, a homer, 10 RBIs, nine walks and a .500 on-base percentage during the stretch.

• On this date in 1984, the Yankees retired Roger Maris' No. 9 and Elston Howard's No. 32, dedicating plaques in their honor in Monument Park.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.