Bombers bits

‪• Girardi said that Mark Teixeira's lat strain recovery included some stretching and running Saturday and the switch-hitting slugger will likely hit Sunday.

"I think we have a pretty good idea if he's able to do tee and toss [Sunday] what we're going to do with him [before the road trip]," said Girardi. ‪

• Entering Saturday, the Yankees have won 17 consecutive home games against the Blue Jays, dating back to 2012, and have five straight come-from-behind victories over Toronto.

‪• Since getting the majority of time behind the plate with Brian McCann filling in at first base, Francisco Cervelli has hit safely in nine of his last 10 starts, hitting .400 with five runs, six doubles and three RBIs entering Saturday.

Jake Kring-Schreifels is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.