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It didn't take long for Derek Jeter to test out that pesky quad strain and, as usual, he did it in grand style by homering on the first pitch he saw from the Rays Matt Moore on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Even fresh off the DL, the Captain still has a flair for big moments — just look back at his record during the playoffs and the game when he got his 3,000th hit. But on this Sunday, with thousands of forlorn Yankee fans' eyes focused on the returning Jeter, he did it again by lifting the ball over the right-center field fence just when the slumping team need it most.
Maybe it's that familiar introduction of No. 2 by Bob Sheppard that got him pumped, but Jeter did what no Yankee has done in the last 10 games and something no right-handed Yankee batter has done since June 25 — hit a home run.
After high-fives all over the dugout, Jeter even came out for an abbreviated curtain call.
The shortstop started for the first time since July 11, when he suffered a quadriceps strain in his only Major League game of the season after a broken ankle sidelined him for all of April, May and June.
Suddenly, things are fun and exciting again in the Bronx.
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Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees lineup with a bang Sunday afternoon.
After receiving a standing ovation from the faithful at Yankee Stadium, the captain took the first pitch he saw and hit it over the right field fence for an opposite-field home run.
Jeter had missed most of the season while rehabbing a broken ankle he got during the 2012 campaign. He returned for one game on...
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Not only is Derek Jeter back in the lineup for the New York Yankees on Sunday but the 39-year-old is playing shortstop.
Jeter appeared in one game this season before injuring his quad. In that game he appeared in the DH spot.
In order to make room for Jeter on their 25-man roster the Yankees placed Travis Hafner on the disabled list...
Who would’ve thought Jeter would solve the Yankees power hitting problems?
Call it a flair for the dramatic or just a little magic, Derek Jeter never disappoints. Today, we reported that he would make his return to the Yankees after a short trip to the DL following his season debut.
Almost as expected, Jeter came up at bat and hit the ball square on the first pitch he saw off...
The Captain is back in the Yankees lineup.
Derek Jeter, who has played just one game this season, is in Sunday's starting lineup as New York takes on Tampa Bay.
Jeter, who missed most of the season after offseason ankle surgery and then suffered a quadriceps strain, is scheduled to bat second and play shortstop.
The Yankees have been hit hard by injuries this season. Mark...
Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees’ lineup on Sunday, and made sure he wouldn’t have to test his quadriceps strain right away. He homered on the first pitch he saw from Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore. Jeter approached the plate to a standing ovation in his first at-bat of the game. Moore served up a 92 mph fastball and Jeter drove the ball over the right-center field wall in...
New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is eligible to come off of the disabled list on Saturday, but it appears that he will wait one more day. MLB.com's David Wilson reports that Jeter will play a simulated game on Saturday to work on timing before returning to game action. The Yankees plan to activate Jeter for the series finale with the Rays on Sunday.
Derek Jeter is ready to return to the New York Yankees -- again.
Travis Hafner on the other hand is headed to the disabled list.
Jeter played a simulated game on Saturday and if he feels good when he arrives at Yankee Stadium on Sunday manager Joe Girardi plans to start him at shortstop.
The Yankee captain missed the first 91 games of the season with a fractured left ankle before...
Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw to give the Yankees a jolt in his return from the disabled list and Alfonso Soriano made the captain a winner with a game-ending single that lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Playing with Jeter for the first time since being re-acquired by New York from the Cubs on Friday, Soriano homered...
Maybe this return from injury is going to stick a little bit better than the last. When Derek Jeter played in his first and only game before today, his first at bat wasn’t incredibly dramatic. He did hit a little dribbler that he legged out for a base hit. Following the game, he went on the DL because of a quad strain. Today, Jeter returned from his second DL stint of the season...
The Alex Rodriguez sideshow may finally be overshadowed Sunday as the New York Yankees get their shortstop back.
Derek Jeter is officially back in the lineup after battling injury all season. Jeter has played in one game this season after rehabbing from a broken ankle sustained last season, but he was placed back on the 15-day disabled list when he aggravated a hamstring.
Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano celebrate a home run in today’s win. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Rays 5 — New York Yankees 6
The Yankees got some right-handed power from some recent returns in today’s 6-5 walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Phil Hughes started today’s game but the talk of the game was the return of a couple fan favorites. Hideki Matsui...
NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw to give the Yankees a jolt in his return from the disabled list and Alfonso Soriano made the captain a winner with a game-ending single that lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Playing with Jeter for the first time since being re-acquired by New York from the Cubs on Friday, Soriano...
Derek Jeter's weekend return to action for the New York Yankees featured enough dramatics for a movie script.
Perhaps it's fitting that Hollywood is close to where the Yankees captain will play next in the opener of what figures to be a difficult two-game set Tuesday night against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jeter homered in his first at-bat Sunday in a 6-5...
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Yankee fans can relax for a day as Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano solidified a home win by providing the long ball. It was Derek’s first game back since his second stint on the DL this season and he didn’t waste much time. He took Tampa Rays pitcher, Matt Moore, first pitch and hits his usual opposite field home run. Jeter ended the day going 2...
The Big Leagues It was 2003 all over again as Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, and Mariano Rivera led New York to victory.