Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Rodriguez batted sixth in the lineup on Wednesday, but Girardi said that was just a way to split up the team's left-handed hitters.

Ivan Nova was named American League Pitcher of the Month in August, going 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA.

• On this day in Yankees history, Jim Abbott became the club's second left-hander to throw a no-hitter, beating the Indians, 4-0, on Sept. 4, 1993.

Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.