Rodriguez has served as the DH in four straight games to protect a tight left hamstring. He said that he will not be able to play third base until Tuesday at Toronto, at the earliest.
• With Brendan Ryan's home run on Saturday at Fenway Park, the Yankees have had a Major League-leading 23 different players hit home runs this season. That sets a new franchise record, surpassing the marks of 22 set in 1965 and equaled in 2000.
• On this date in 1999, the Yankees tied a then-team record by hitting two grand slams in the same game, with Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill clubbing blasts in a 10-6 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.