New York closed to 4-3 in the second when Austin Romine hit an RBI double and scored on Eduardo Nunez’s single. After Overbay’s two-out, go-ahead hit, Zoilo Almonte and Nunez followed with run-scoring singles for a 7-4 lead.
With Jeter in the lineup, his teammates seemed to relax.
“The fans were great, gave me a nice ovation,” Jeter said. “It’s been a long time.”
NOTES: The Yankees cleared a roster spot by designating 1B Travis Ishikawa for assignment.