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• Vernon Wells was out of the Yankees' lineup on Wednesday after the outfielder finished New York's road trip with just five hits in 32 at-bats (.156). Girardi said that Wells might get another day off as the Yankees continue a stretch of 17 games without an off-day.

• The Yankees are planning on having left-hander Andy Pettitte return to the rotation during the upcoming series against the Indians that begins on Monday. Pettitte is eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday.

• On this date in 2009, Mariano Rivera recorded a save in the Yankees' 3-1 win at Cleveland, marking his 58th career save of a Pettitte victory. The pair surpassed Dennis Eckersley and Bob Welch (57) for the most win/save instances of any pitcher/reliever duo in Major League history.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for
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