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• Jacoby Ellsbury was in the Yankees' lineup as expected on Friday, one day after he was removed from New York's 6-3 win at Seattle with right hip tightness. Girardi said that Ellsbury "came in and said he feels good."

• Yangervis Solarte "just looks like he could use a day off," according to Girardi, so the rookie third baseman was out of Friday's lineup. Solarte entered Friday hitless in his last 12 at-bats; Kelly Johnson made the start at third base instead.

• The A's are expecting three consecutive sellouts this weekend at Coliseum, including one for Sunday's pregame Derek Jeter tribute.

"Maybe that's why people are calling me asking for tickets, because you can't buy them," Girardi said.

• On this date in 1948, an ailing Babe Ruth made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees retired his No. 3.

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