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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Notes: Gardner setback, Pettitte, Jeter

Brett Gardner's elbow is not fully healed so he will not start swinging a bat until Monday, at the earliest.

Gardners' MRI came back clean, according to manager Joe Girardi, but there is still some stiffness so the Yankees have backed off him taking swings in Tampa on Thursday. Gardner's time-table is now up in the air until he can swing a bat.

He is still headed to Tampa on Thursday to continue his rehab. Gardner has only played in nine games this season.

Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.53 ERA) had another strong outing, throwing seven innings of two-run balls.

"Wins are a good medicine for a team that is struggling and playing on its heals a little bit," Pettitte said.

• The Yankees 1-through-4 hitters were 7-for-15 with seven runs, three homers, a double and five RBIs on Wednesday. Derek Jeter had three hits and tied Paul Waner for 15th on the all-time list.