Bombers bits

Ichiro Suzuki (sore lower back) was considered to be available off the bench for Thursday's game. Ichiro has not played since he attempted a diving catch on Sunday against the Brewers at Miller Park.

• With Wednesday's shutout of the Mets, Masahiro Tanaka joined Andy Pettitte as the second Yankees starter with a shutout in the Subway Series. Pettitte's came on June 30, 2002, at Yankee Stadium, in an 8-0 victory.

• On this date in 1941, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak began with a single off Eddie Smith in a 13-1 loss to the White Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.