Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Lyle Overbay returned to the Yankees' lineup on Sunday after a two-day bout with flu-like symptoms. Girardi said that the club's hope is that the issues are behind Overbay, who came in with seven hits in his last 22 at-bats.

• Robinson Cano entered play on Sunday having hit safely in 16 of his last 19 games since Aug. 5, batting .397 (29-for-73) with 10 runs, six doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs and eight walks over that span.

• On this date in 1996, the Yankees unveiled a monument in honor of Mickey Mantle. On this date in 2011, Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson each hit grand slams in a 22-9 rout of the Athletics as the Yankees became the first team to hit three grand slams in a game.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.