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Derek Jeter homers on first pitch

Updated: July 29, 2013, 9:07 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter had no doubts he was ready to return and, one pitch into his second comeback of the season, he showed it.

The Yankees captain homered in his first at-bat Sunday as the Yankees avoided being swept with a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeter finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Yankees won on a game-winning single in the ninth from Alfonso Soriano.

"I said, 'Thank God,' because I didn't want to go out there ...

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