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 was honored before today’s game but in the game, The Captain returned.
In the “script it that way” department, Derek Jeter made it picture perfect. After Brett Gardner struck out against lefty Matt Moore, Derek Jeter didn’t wait to make a splash. On the first pitch he saw, Derek Jeter went deep to right field to put the Yankees on the board.
The Derek Jeter home run was the first home run since the All-Star break ended and it snapped a nine-game homerless streak for the Yankees.
It seemed like the return of Derek Jeter was rejuvenating as Robinson Cano and Alfonso Soriano followed with a pair of singles. With run...