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Vidal Nuno allowed a solo home run to Jose Bautista on Sunday, accounting for the only damage in his two-inning outing. Nuno allowed two hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

"It went fine, just got a little bit happy with the fastball today," Nuno said. "Overall, [I'm] pleased a little bit how the outcome came. Just one pitch, and Bautista just hit it out."

Girardi has said that he would consider Nuno for the bullpen if he does not win the fifth spot in the rotation.

• Girardi will start evaluating his starters more seriously during the next turn through the rotation.

"You think about a day like today, you only go through a lineup once," Girardi said on Sunday. "You don't get to throw a ton of pitches, so maybe you throw four curveballs instead of 10 or 12."

• There was a small fire near the visitors' clubhouse at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium before Sunday's game, causing smoke to fill the room and prompting most of the Yankees to gather their belongings.

"We had to clear out," Girardi said. "I guess it's the grounds crew clubhouse that's attached to our clubhouse, and I think a towel caught on fire in the dryer. It was a little smoky in our clubhouse. Nuno didn't move, though."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.