Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Girardi said the Yankees have discussed keeping CC Sabathia on normal rest for his next start. Since they are off Monday, that would allow the club to start Hiroki Kuroda, Sabathia and Ivan Nova against the Rays next week.

If the Yankees do that, Phil Hughes' turn in the rotation would be skipped.

• With left-handed-hitting first baseman Lyle Overbay batting just .167 this month, Girardi started Reynolds at first against Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.

• On this day in Yankees history, the Yankees played their final game in Old Yankee Stadium, beating the Orioles, 7-3, on Sept. 21, 2008.

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