• Ichiro Suzuki was not in the lineup for Wednesday game, which was rained out, as manager Joe Girardi wanted to get Brennan Boesch more playing time, but Ichiro was back in right field for Thursday's game. "I don't want to sit Ich two days. That's not something I want to do," Girardi said. "We anticipate him being our everyday right fielder, so I'll get Boesch in there sometime this weekend."
• The Yankees sent CC Sabathia to New York early in advance of his start on Friday, but they also instructed Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte to accompany him because of the possibility that Thursday's game could run late due to weather. Girardi said that all three pitchers went to Progressive Field early on Thursday to get their work in.
• As of Thursday, Kevin Youkilis was one of three Major Leaguers to hit safely in all of his club's games this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Adam Jones of the Orioles and Alex Rios of the White Sox are the others.
• On this date in 1912, the Yankees debuted pinstripes for the first time, wearing them for their final home opener at Hilltop Park -- a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox. The Yankees abandoned the pinstriped look for the 1913 and 1914 seasons, but they were back to stay in 1915.