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.
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.