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July 22, 2018

Bregman, Astros tee off Tanaka for 10-7 win, DH split

NEW YORK — Proudly wearing No. 2 in tribute to Derek Jeter, Alex Bregman drove a splitter into the left-field seats, capping a six-run first inning off Masahiro Tanaka with his first home run this season and first big league grand slam.

As he rounded third base on Mother’s Day, he pointed toward his mom Jackie in the stands. She was raised on Long Island in East Islip, rooted for the Yankees and named the family’s dog, a Labrador Retriever, after Jeter.

“Guess it was the No. 2 magic tonight,” Bregman said with a grin. “My mom grew up the biggest Jeter fan ever.”

Source: Boston Herald

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