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Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

Shortstop Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees’ lineup for the first time since last season’s AL Championship Series opener.
Shortstop Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees’ lineup for the first time since last season’s AL Championship Series opener.Elsa/Getty Images

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Derek Jeter walked to home plate, toyed with his batting gloves, stepped into the batter’s box as fans chanted his name and legged out an infield hit.

A feeling of normalcy returned to the Yankee Stadium in New York. The captain was back after a nine-month layoff.

Jeter singled on his first pitch of the season, then felt a tight right quadriceps and was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals Thursday.

He scored a run and went 1 for 4 with an RBI groundout as the designated hitter in his return from a broken ankle sustained in last October. After icing the leg, the 39-year-old was headed to a hospital for a scan.

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