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Brian McCann got the day off on Saturday, which Girardi said was a nod to the day game after a night game. Girardi also liked the idea of keeping right-hander Shane Greene and catcher Francisco Cervelli together.

"We're going to give Brian days off in this 13-day stretch, so I chose today," Girardi said.

• On this date in 1979, Yankees captain Thurman Munson was killed in a plane crash in Canton, Ohio at age 32. Munson's No. 15 was immediately retired, and his locker at Yankee Stadium remained vacant until the facility's last game in 2008.

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