Bombers bits

• Left-hander Vidal Nuno and catcher John Ryan Murphy were paired together as Saturday's battery, and Girardi said that he has been pleased by how they have worked as a team.

"They've seemed to do a pretty good job together. That's kind of worked out," Girardi said. "There's been a lot of lefties in those situations. I've said, if you're going to give a guy a day off, a lot of times it's easier if they're catching the same guy all the time. I've tried to do that if I can."

• On this date in 1936, the Yankees set a franchise record in runs scored in a game, defeating the A's 25-2 at Shibe Park. Tony Lazzeri hit three homers (including two grand slams) and a triple, setting a still-standing AL record with 11 RBIs. Lazzeri is the only Yankees player ever to hit two grand slams in a game.

• Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (right shoulder muscle injury) threw batting practice on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., tossing 28 pitches. Pineda's next step could be a Minor League rehab game, but that decision has not yet been made.

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.