Bombers bits

Michael Pineda made 25 tosses on flat ground with no issues Saturday at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla. After an earlier setback in his recovery from a strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back, Pineda is essentially starting over with a new Spring Training and is not expected to rejoin the Yankees' rotation until mid-August.

• On this date in 1939, the Yankees hit eight home runs in a 23-2 win at Philadelphia, with Joe DiMaggio and Babe Dahlgren hitting two apiece. The display set a franchise record that the Yankees matched with eight homers on July 31, 2007, vs. the White Sox.

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