May 4, 2012
It began with closer Mariano Rivera's announcement that he plans
to return from a devastating knee injury rather than retire, and
ended when David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to give
Sabathia (4-0) his fourth straight victory.
Jeter singled and scored on Mark Teixeira's homer in the first
inning, and then broke the game open with his fifth homer during a
four-run seventh. Jeter hit only six homers all last year, his
fifth coming on Sept. 4. He's batting a robust .404 so far this
All the damage came against Royals left-hander Bruce Chen (0-4),
who has lost four straight after getting saddled with a pair of no
decisions to start the year.