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Jeter homers on first pitch since returning

7/28/2013

NEW YORK -- The Captain has a flair for the dramatic, doesn't he?

In his first at-bat since returning from a strained quadriceps injury, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter belted the first pitch he saw from Tampa Bays left-hander Matt Moore into the right-center field stands for his first home run of the season.

Jeter, who got a standing ovation from the Stadium crowd when he was announced, went out for a curtain call after rounding the bases. It was his first home run since Sept. 9, 2012, in Baltimore.

Prior to Jeter's homer, the Yankees had gone 28 games without a home run from a right-handed batter.

The other five shortstops who have started for the Yankees this season -- Eduardo Nunez, Jayson Nix, Alberto Gonzalez, Luis Cruz and Reid Brignac -- have combined for just two homers.

Jeter was making his first start of the season at short in the team's 105th game. Jeter has missed 103 games due to a twice-fractured ankle, calf strain and quad strain.