Derek Jeter returns to Yankees in style

Derek Jeter returns to Yankees in style
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits a home run in the first inning of the Yankees' 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

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

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

Jeter was activated from the disabled list for the second time this month and connected against Matt Moore, sending a drive to right-center field that ended the Yankees' homerless drought at nine games. He was two for four and scored twice.

Jon Lester, David Ortiz lead Red Sox


Jon Lester gave up four hits over seven innings, David Ortiz was four for four, including his 20th home run, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore, 5-0, for their first series win over the Orioles in two years.


Mike Napoli had two doubles and drove in a run. Boston had lost six consecutive series to Baltimore since a four-game sweep in July 2011.

All four hits against Lester (10-6) were singles. He struck out eight, walked two and did not allow a runner past second base.

On Saturday night, Ortiz shattered the casing of two dugout phones after being ejected from the game.

Brandon Beachy to start for Braves

Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will make his first start in more than a year Monday night against Colorado as he completes his comeback from elbow surgery.

The Braves confirmed that Beachy will come off the disabled list for his first start since right elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June 2012.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Beachy probably will be limited to about 100 pitches. Gonzalez said Beachy's return to the rotation "is like getting a big piece in a trade at deadline."

Beachy moves into Tim Hudson's rotation spot. Hudson's season ended when he broke his right ankle Wednesday night.

Pirates put Travis Snider on disabled list

The Pittsburgh Pirates put outfielder Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list because of discomfort in his left big toe.

To take Snider's place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled catcher Tony Sanchez from triple-A Indianapolis.

Tino Martinez resigns as Marlins hitting coach

Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach after players complained he verbally abused them.

Martinez apologized for his behavior, saying he got in trouble for comments to players he intended as constructive criticism. He acknowledged he became frustrated in his role with the Marlins, who have ranked last in the majors in batting and runs for most of the season.

Martinez said he once touched a player in anger, grabbing rookie Derek Dietrich by the jersey in the batting cage early this season. Dietrich, recently demoted to triple-A New Orleans, was among the players to complain about Martinez.

Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach.