• With a wealth of outfielders to work into the lineup, Girardi said that he has liked how Curtis Granderson looks in the designated hitter role, plugging Granderson in there again on Saturday.
"He seemed to do a pretty good job with it," Girardi said. "We've moved him all around, and that's a transition for him, but he's seemed to do a pretty good job doing it."
• Eduardo Nunez committed two errors in Friday's game against the Red Sox, giving him 10 for the season, but Girardi said that he believes Nunez has been able to bounce back better from defensive miscues of late.
"I'll keep an eye on him, but I think he's done better at turning the page this year," Girardi said.
• On this date in 1976, Graig Nettles homered on the first pitch he saw from Tommy Boggs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off win over the Rangers.
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