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Cap'n gets his crunch back in Texas

Jeter washed up? Derek erases doubts, at least for one day, with pair of round-trippers

Updated: May 9, 2011, 11:37 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- One game doesn't change the tenor of a season any more than one month alters the legacy of a career.

It would be just as easy to overreact to Derek Jeter's Mother's Day bash -- four hits, two of them home runs, three RBIs and a suddenly healthy .276 batting average in the Yankees' 12-5 win over the Texas Rangers -- as it has been to overreact to the first 30 games of his 2011 season.

But boy, isn't it more fun, and uplifting, to go bananas in a positive way, ...

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