• Brian Roberts was elevated to sixth in the Yankees' lineup on Friday, the second time he has hit in that slot this season. Roberts extended his hitting streak to six games with a single to lead off the second. In that stretch, he is hitting .348 (8-for-23) with two doubles, a homer and two RBIs.
"Roberts has been swinging the bat. His at-bats have been really good," Girardi said before the game. "He's consistently hit the ball good, so we moved him up."
• On this date in 1956, Mickey Mantle slugged a home run off the Senators' Pedro Ramos that struck the upper-deck frieze in right field at Yankee Stadium, missing by mere inches from going completely out of the stadium.
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