Bombers bits

• Masahiro Tanaka threw a bullpen session on Tuesday at Comerica Park in preparation for his simulated game on Thursday, the next checkpoint of his rehab progression. Tanaka is aiming to return to the big league mound in mid-to-late September.

• Mark Teixeira returned to the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday after sitting out Monday's game at Kansas City with tightness in his left hamstring.

"I think you're always going to watch it a little bit," Girardi said. "I think the day off probably helped, and we just tell him to play smart. I mean, he did play smart the couple of days that he had it, so he's just going to have to continue to do that."

• On this date in 1960, the Yankees hit five home runs in a 7-6 victory over the Indians, including Yogi Berra's 11th-inning blast off Bobby Locke to win it. It was Berra's second homer of the day; Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle and Moose Skowron also went deep.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.