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• When Derek Jeter (3,308 career hits), Rodriguez (2,919 career hits entering Monday) and Ichiro Suzuki (2,725 career hits entering Monday) were in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday, they combined for the second-highest total of hits (8,952) by teammates in history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Only Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins and Zach Wheat of the 1927 Philadelphia Athletics had more, combining for 10,121 hits in the last game they started together. The two trios are the only in history to start a game with all three players having more than 2,500 hits.

• On this date in 1938, the Yankees played their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days, sweeping the Indians by scores of 8-7 and 13-0. Joe DiMaggio tripled three times in the first game, and Monte Pearson threw a no-hitter in the second game.

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