"Good results, that's all basically," Beltran said about what was different for him in this game. "I felt like I had a good approach and felt like I had good at-bats. I put good at-bats together and got good results."
Yankees manager Joe Girardi checked with Beltran on Sunday afternoon after being informed of the veteran's comments, and Beltran assured Girardi that he did not need a day off and would be ready to play Sunday.
"My elbow feels fine. It's just the forearm, when I started throwing, it kind of got tight," Beltran said before the game. "Now the knot is almost gone. It's still sore a little bit on the top, but it's improving."
Girardi added: "When the player tells me he's fine and you ask him on a daily basis, I believe him. I know his forearm is a little bit sore, but we believe that had to do with the throwing."
Girardi said that the Yankees are tentatively planning to have Beltran resume throwing in a week. Beltran said that it has been frustrating not to be able to play the field and to require so much time in the training room.
"I just need to find a way to not think about it," Beltran said.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.