• With Curtis Granderson expected to rejoin the Yankees on Friday in San Diego, manager Joe Girardi did not dismiss the suggestion that he could use Vernon Wells or Alfonso Soriano at first base on a limited basis.
"I have not thought about that yet. I guess it's something we can think about," Girardi said. "We've had Vernon take some ground balls there early in the year, and it's something that I'll think about."
Soriano said that he has never played first base at any level, but would be willing to try if the Yankees asked.
• On this date in 2007, the Yankees matched a franchise record with eight home runs in a 16-3 win over the White Sox. Seven different Yankees homered in the game, with Hideki Matsui clearing the fences twice.
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