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• The Yankees have not yet activated Brett Gardner for pinch-running duty, though manager Joe Girardi said that their intention is still to do so before the end of the season.

"Nothing yet," Girardi said. "I keep saying, it's going to happen, it's going to happen. I just can't tell you exactly what date. ... I don't really want to get into it. We're just not quite ready to make the move."


 • Girardi said that the Yankees expect Andy Pettitte to be ready to throw 85 to 90 pitches in his next scheduled start on Monday against the Twins at Target Field. David Phelps would also likely be available if needed in long relief that day.


 • On this date in 1955, boxer Rocky Marciano knocked out Archie Moore in the ninth round, retaining his world heavyweight title in a bout held at Yankee Stadium.

• The Yankees have not yet activated Brett Gardner for pinch-running duty, though manager Joe Girardi said that their intention is still to do so before the end of the season.

"Nothing yet," Girardi said. "I keep saying, it's going to happen, it's going to happen. I just can't tell you exactly what date. ... I don't really want to get into it. We're just not quite ready to make the move."


 • Girardi said that the Yankees expect Andy Pettitte to be ready to throw 85 to 90 pitches in his next scheduled start on Monday against the Twins at Target Field. David Phelps would also likely be available if needed in long relief that day.


 • On this date in 1955, boxer Rocky Marciano knocked out Archie Moore in the ninth round, retaining his world heavyweight title in a bout held at Yankee Stadium.