Bombers bits

• The strikeouts continue to come for reliever Dellin Betances, who fanned two in two scoreless innings on Monday. Betances leads all relievers in K's this season, with 51.

Shawn Kelley threw long toss on Monday, a day after he threw from 75 feet with no issues. He has been on the 15-day DL with a stiff lower back and hasn't pitched since May 6. Girardi said that Kelley will likely throw long toss again on Wednesday.

• The Yankees' bullpen tossed seven innings in Monday's 12-inning win against the Cardinals. Girardi said that his bullpen has held up fine even with three extra-inning games in the past seven.

"They've done a really good job," Girardi said. "We've done a good job of giving them days when they need days."

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