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Derek Jeter Shows He Is the Yankee Leader

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The New York Yankees were embarassed by the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

The score was 15-5, but the loss seemed even worse than that. The picture of Nick Swisher taking the mound made some laugh.

But some of the older Yankees weren't laughing.

The loss put the team under .500 for their road trip, and the way the Rays manhandled the Yankees made it look certain that the Bombers would return for their home opener with a losing record.

But over the last two games of the series in Tampa, Yankee captain Derek Jeter made his presence felt.

In those two games, Jeter had five hits and drove in four runs in two big wins.

In Tuesday's game, Jeter hit a three-run homer in the ...

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