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.
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