Tonight the Yankees got just what they needed.
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez returned and played his first game of the year. On the first pitch he saw, he hit the 97-mph pitch for a three-run homerun, which was all the Yankees would need tonight.
According to ESPN, since A-Rod joined the Yankees in 2004, he has hit .435 with two home runs and nine RBIs in five games.
While the bullpen has struggled lately, the Yankees didn't have a need to go to the bullpen.
C.C. Sabathia pitched a complete-game shutout and allowing only four hits on 112 pitches.