Alex Rodriguez is congratulated by Johnny Damon and Nick Swisher after his homer. (Getty)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
One pitch. One swing. One three-run homer. The dividends were instant as Alex Rodriguez stated his presence loud and clear in his first at-bat back from the DL. CC Sabathia was no slouch either, hurling a four-hit shutout and putting an end to the Yankees' five-game losing streak.
Game Scores: Sabathia , Guthrie . Pitches-strikes: Sabathia 112-79, Guthrie 102-62, McCrory 40-23, Ray 13-9. Groundouts-flyouts: Sabathia 8-8, Guthrie 6-2, McCrory 4-1, Ray 1-1. Batters faced: Sabathia 31, Guthrie 26, McCrory 9, Ray 3. Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson.
2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida. Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 10 mph, L to R. T:
2:32. Att: 36,926. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. May 8, 2009 May 8, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner