Derek Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium

Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees lineup Thursday as the DH after a nine-month layoff due to a broken ankle. He got a hit in his first at-bat and finished 1 for 4 with an RBI and run scored in an 8-4 win over Kansas City.

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Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter runs toward home plate on a Vernon Wells sacrifice fly during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, July 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter wipes sweat from his face before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium Thursday, July 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, and Eduardo Nunez talk before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium Thursday, July 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout during the game against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees runs out his hit in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees gets a hit in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees talks with Eduardo Nunez #26 before the game against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees stands in the on deck circle in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees stands in the on deck circle in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees talks with Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals as he takes his turn at bat in the first inning on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees is cheered as he takes his first at bat of the game in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees is cheered as he takes his first at bat of the game in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on July11,2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter singles during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium Thursday, July 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jeter returns, exits with tight quad, Yankees win

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter warms up before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium Thursday, July 11, 2013, in New York. Jeter is rejoining the team for the first time since breaking his left ankle last Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)