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Derek Jeter Returns In Style, Homers His First Pitch

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In baseball news, 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  Tampa Bay 6-5 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Red Sox are back atop the American League East after winning the rubber match of their three-game series in Baltimore. Jon Lester picked up his 10th win by allowing four hits over seven innings of their 5-0 shutout of the Orioles. 

Elsewhere in the American League, Cleveland blanked Texas 6-0. Toronto got by Houston 2-1. Kansas City doubled up the White Sox 4-2 in 12 innings. It was Oakland over the Angels 10-6 and Seattle topped Minnesota 6-4.

In the National League, Washington crushed the Mets 14-1. Pittsburgh fell to Miami 3-2. The Cubs edged San Francisco 2-1. The Dodgers shut out Cincinnati 1-0 in 11 innings. Colorado beat Milwaukee 6-5. San Diego blanked Arizona 1-0 and it was Atlanta over St. Louis 5-2.

Checking interleague play, Detroit edged ahead of Philadelphia 12-4. Jhonny Peralta's grand slam capped an eight-run sixth inning.

Three men who have been dead for more than seven decades have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and stars from the 1800's Hank O'Day and James "Deacon" White make up the class of 2013.

At Saratoga Race Course, Forty Tales won the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher with jockey Joel Rosario, paying $7.30 to win.

In the NFL, the Jets and first-round draft pick Dee Milliner have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth about $12 million dollars.

In soccer news, the United States had a 1-0 victory over Panama in the Gold Cup final.

Finally in NASCAR, Ryan Newman snapped a 49-race winless drought capturing the Brickyard 400.

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