Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• The Yankees will wear "Mariano Rivera Final Season" patches on the left sleeves of their jerseys and caps for the club's last four home games of the season.

• On Friday, the Yankees will welcome the Giants for the defending champions' first visit to new Yankee Stadium. San Francisco will be the 24th opponent to play at the ballpark.

• New York (22-15) entered Thursday's contest against the Blue Jays with the third-best record in the American League since Aug. 11.

Chris Toman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.