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Derek Jeter was in the lineup on Wednesday, a day game after a night game, and Girardi said that he will have to pick a spot to give the 40-year-old shortstop a breather in the near future.

"He's going to get [a day off] here soon," Girardi said. "He swung the bat good again last night. As long as his body feels good, and I feel he's moving around, I'm going to keep playing him. He's been productive for us. I'll pick a day here pretty soon, though."

• On this date in 1941, Joe DiMaggio went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer off Dick Newsome, extending his hitting streak to 45 games. That surpassed a single-season Major League record set by Wee Willie Keeler, who hit in 44 straight games in 1897.

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