Bombers bits

• Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has played in four Minor League rehab games, two with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and two with Class A Advanced Tampa, going 1-for-13 with a single and a walk.

Jacoby Ellsbury carried a 13-game hitting streak into Tuesday's game, the longest by a Yankee since Derek Jeter hit in 19 straight games from Sept. 4-25, 2012. Ellsbury's streak is the second-longest active streak in the Majors, trailing Nick Markakis (14) of the Orioles.

• On this date in 2002, Marcus Thames homered off the D-backs' Randy Johnson on the first pitch he saw as a Major Leaguer in the third inning of a 7-5 Yankees win at Yankee Stadium.

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.