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Jeter Gives Yanks Jolt, Soriano Gives Them Win

Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch he saw to give the Yankees a jolt in his return from the disabled list and Alfonso Soriano made the captain a winner with a game-ending single that lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

 Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees presents former Yankee Hideki Matsui a framed jersey during during a pre game ceremony honoring Matsui
Derek Jeter presents former Yankee Hideki Matsui a framed jersey during during a pre game ceremony honoring Matsui (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Playing with Jeter for the first time since being re-acquired by New York from the Cubs on Friday, Soriano homered among his first four hits with the Yankees and drove in three runs.

Jeter was activated from the DL for the second time this month and connected against Matt Moore, sending a drive to right-center that ended the Yankees’ nine-game homerless drought. He went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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