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(USA TODAY) -- After Sunday's series finale between the Yankees and Rays in Tampa Bay, Derek Jeter potentially has three games left in Tampa Bay, and fans weren't shy about showing their appreciation for the Yankees legend Saturday. Jeter received a standing ovation from fans prior to his first at-bat, which rubbed Rays manager Joe Maddon the wrong way.
"I understand that the people like Derek Jeter. But you've got to come out and root for the Rays, too, you understand. I mean, I totally understand what's going on. But I'm not going to sit here and defend all of that noise in the Yankees' favor in our ballpark. I'm not going to defend that. So we're going to come out and root for the Rays. We'd appreciate that."
Jeter, who described the atmosphere as "almost like a home game," hit a game-winning single in the top of the 9th after an epic at bat (which received a considerable pop from fans), driving home Brett Gardner to put the Yankees up 3-2.
(Thanks to HallOfVeryGood for sharing this story.)