Derek Jeter honored before Yankees home opener

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THE BRONX (PIX11) – The New York Yankees won their first home game of the season, 4-2 against the Baltimore Orioles. Monday’s game is the last home opener for Derek Jeter who will retire at the end of the season.

Fans arrived early at Yankee stadium for the afternoon game, coming in by car, bus and a special “nostalgia train” run by the MTA to the Bronx.

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“I think that New York just comes together here,” said Yankee fan Jonathan Rynsky. “Everybody just wants to come together and have a good time and cheer for their home team.”

For John Cullen, today’s game is the 33rd Yankee home opener he’s attended with his father. Cullen told PIX11, “our blood is blue. My father took me to my first Yankee game in 67. 10 kids in the nighborhood. I’ve been a Yankee fan since.”

Team captain Jeter received a standing ovation when he took the field before the game.