• Jayson Nix entered play on Sunday having hit safely in a season-high seven straight games since May 24, one game shy of his career high. Nix has hit .357 (10-for-28) with five RBIs and three multihit games over the stretch.
• The Yankees have been held to one run in four of their last six games entering play on Sunday, compiling 12 runs total over the span since Monday. They have been held to four runs or less in each of their five games against the Red Sox this season, their longest such streak since 1992.
• On this date in 1941, Lou Gehrig died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 37 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.