"You look at his numbers -- his numbers have been pretty good," Girardi said of Granderson, who entered play on Friday 9-for-23 (.391) with two doubles as a DH. "He seemed to handle it pretty well. We'll probably run with that for a while."
• Beginning on Friday, the Yankees have six straight games on artificial turf. Girardi said that Rodriguez may need at least one day off during the stretch.
• On this date in 1968, the Yankees played to a 3-3, 19-inning tie against the Tigers at Yankee Stadium in the second game of a doubleheader. It is tied for the third-longest game in franchise history and the longest without a winner and loser. Yanks hurler Lindy McDaniel pitched seven perfect innings of relief, striking out six.
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