DETROIT -- A few hours before Wednesday night's scheduled first pitch, Eduardo Nuñez's cell phone rang, just as it had about the same time a night before. It was Derek Jeter.
"He's helped me a lot, given me a lot of support," Nuñez said after Game 4 was postponed Wednesday night. "He knew I was playing tonight. He told me 'It's just another game.' "
It's the same basic message Jeter relayed to Nuñez before Game 3 Tuesday night, when Joe Girardi put him into the starting lineup. "It's big," said Nuñez, who homered in Game 3. "It's nice to have a guy like Jeter. They take care of you. It's very special to me."
Jeter will have surgery Saturday on his broken left ankle.
Said Nuñez: "He's doing great."