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 victory over Tampa Bay. He played shortstop for the first time as he returned after re-injuring his ankle July 11 in his season debut against Kansas City.
"It was fun - I'm tired," said Jeter, who has hit safely in all six games against the Dodgers with nine hits in 25 at-bats. "I worked hard to try to get back on the field."
New York (55-50) avoided a three-game sweep when recent acquisition Alfonso Soriano singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The injury-plagued Yankees have struggled offensively all season and own an AL-low .371 slugging percentage. They face Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.89 ER...