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  • Jeter leaves early in first game back with Yanks

  • NEW YORK — Derek Jeter got a hit in his season debut, but made an early exit because of a tight right quadriceps Thursday as the New York Yankees beat Kansas City 8-4.
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  • NEW YORK — Derek Jeter got a hit in his season debut, but made an early exit because of a tight right quadriceps Thursday as the New York Yankees beat Kansas City 8-4.
    Sidelined since breaking his left ankle in last year's playoffs, Jeter returned to the Yankees and got an infield single on the first pitch he saw.
    The Yankees captain finished 1 for 4, scored a run and drove in one. Jeter was the designated hitter and was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.
    Jeter was set to take a test on his quad. He said it tightened up during his third at-bat.
    "I hope it's not a big deal," he said.
    Andy Pettitte (7-6) settled down after another shaky first inning. Ervin Santana (5-6) took the loss.
    Orioles 3, Rangers 1
    At Baltimore, Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 34th homer to back Miguel Gonzalez, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Texas to earn a split of the four-game series.
    Davis snapped an 0-for-17 skid and reached career highs in homers and RBIs (86) with a second-inning solo shot off Ross Wolf (1-2). His 34 home runs are the most in the majors before the All-Star break since 2001, when Barry Bonds had 39 and Luis Gonzalez hit 35.
    White Sox 6, Tigers 3
    At Detroit, Joshua Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam gave Chris Sale some long-awaited run support, and the Chicago White Sox defeated Detroit in a game that included a bench-clearing incident.
    Chicago trailed 3-1 when Phegley connected off Anibal Sanchez (7-6). Luke Putkonen came on and got one out before throwing a pitch behind Alexei Ramirez, who started toward the mound before being restrained.
    The benches and bullpens emptied, but the situation didn't really escalate.
    Rays 4, Twins 3
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Moore won his 13th game this season, Luke Scott and Evan Longoria consecutive homers and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat Minnesota for their eighth straight win.
    Red Sox 4, Mariners 3,10 innings
    At Seattle, Daniel Nava hit a two-out single in the top of the 10th inning to score pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr., and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for the second time in a four-game series against Seattle.
    Ryan Lavarnway walked to open the 10th against Tom Wilhelmsen (0-3) and was replaced by Bradley. Brock Holt laid down a sacrifice bunt and Nava later singled.
    Indians 4, Blue Jays 2
    At Cleveland, rookie Danny Salazar pitched six superb innings to win his major league debut, leading the Cleveland Indians past Toronto.
    Salazar, who began the season in Double-A, allowed just one run and two hits. The 23-year-old righty didn't give up a hit until the sixth and struck out seven.
    National League
    Giants 4, Padres 2
    At San Diego, Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May 21, and All-Star Madison Bumgarner settled down to allow four hits in seven innings as San Francisco beat San Diego in a matchup of the worst teams in the weak NL West.
    The defending World Series champion Giants, who snapped a four-game losing streak, had lost 19 of 24 coming in and were a season-high 10 games under .500.
    Bumgarner (10-5) allowed two runs on three hits in the first inning and then retired 14 in a row before Carlos Quentin singled with two outs in the sixth. The lefty struck out six and walked one.
    The Giants are 2-8 in July, with Bumgarner getting both wins. Sergio Romo pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 24 chances.
    The Padres have lost 16 of 19.
    Braves 6, Reds 5
    At Atlanta, Freddie Freeman celebrated his newly won All-Star berth by driving in four runs with three hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat Mat Latos and the Cincinnati Reds.
    Justin Upton also had three hits to help Tim Hudson (6-7) earn his second straight win. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 25th save.
    Phillies 3, Nationals 1
    At Philadelphia, Kyle Kendrick outpitched All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and Philadelphia beat Washington.
    Cubs 3, Cardinals 0
    At Chicago, Edwin Jackson earned his third straight win, combining with four relievers on a four-hitter, and Anthony Rizzo drove in all the runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over St. Louis.
    St. Louis had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning after Kevin Gregg dropped a throw covering first on Allen Craig's grounder, and David Freese walked.
    Alfonso Soriano made a shoestring catch on Jon Jay's liner to end the game.
    Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 3
    At Phoenix, Martin Prado lined a two-run single in the eighth inning, Wade Miley pitched eight effective innings, and Arizona topped Milwaukee to snap a three-game losing streak.
    Miley (6-7) gave up a pair of homers in the first three innings before settling down.
    Dodgers 6, Rockies 1
    At Los Angeles, Chris Capuano pitched shutout ball for 61/3 innings, Mark Ellis drove in four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado for their fifth win in a row.
    The Dodgers moved above .500 for the first time since April 15.
    Capuano (3-6) allowed six hits, struck out a season-high eight and walked none to earn just his second win at home and first since beating Miami 5-3 on May 12.
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