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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Derek Jeter returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup — again — with customary flair, making an immediate impact on a team desperate for power.
Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw from Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore, connecting Sunday soon after being activated from the disabled list for the second time this month.
“It was fun — I’m tired,” Jeter said. “I worked hard to try to get back on the field.”
The captain’s drive ended the Yankees’ nine-game homerless drought and helped them beat the Rays 6-5 to avoid a three-game sweep. It was New York’s first long ball by a right-hander since June 25.
“He’s (like) a movie,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Jeter received a loud ovation and came out for a very quick curtain call, waving his cap from the next-to-top step of the Yankees dugout.
“Derek provided a lot of…
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