Bomber bits

• Teixeira was not expected to be available on Thursday because of the laceration on his left pinkie finger. Girardi said that Teixeira will be reevaluated "day by day," but he could not offer a time frame for the slugger's return to the lineup.

• On this date in 1962, Tony Kubek returned from military service and hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat, leading the Yankees to a 14-1 win over the Twins.

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