Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• After batting Curtis Granderson in the leadoff spot in six straight games after outfielder Brett Gardner went out with a strained left oblique, Girardi moved Ichiro Suzuki to the top of the order against the Giants on Friday, with Granderson batting fifth.

"I just tried to shake the lineup a little bit. We're struggling scoring runs," Girardi said. "Grandy's been hitting some home runs, so maybe you drop him in the order a little bit with some of the guys that have been on base, and maybe they become two- and three-run homers instead of solo shots. That was my thought."

• Girardi said that reliever Boone Logan, who hasn't pitched since Sept. 6 because of a bone spur in his elbow, will be available to pitch on Friday. Logan expects to have surgery during the offseason to repair it but plans to pitch for the remainder of the season.

• On this day in Yankees history, the team dedicated a plaque in Monument Park to Thurman Munson (1980) and a monument to longtime owner George M. Steinbrenner (2010).

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