Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Third baseman Alex Rodriguez was not in Saturday's lineup. Girardi said it was just a day off because it was a day game after a night game and Rodriguez had played six days in a row. He was available to pinch-hit.

Eduardo Nunez was filling in for Rodriguez at third base instead of Mark Reynolds because Nunez is swinging a really hot bat, Girardi said. Nunez is 6-for-12 at the plate with four extra-base hits and three RBIs since the start of September.

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