9/12 – Yankees vs. Orioles
The afterglow of Derek Jeter’s hits record was still heavy this morning at Yankee Stadium, where players drifted in late and Joe Girardi spent most of his pregame session discussing No. 2. The fans gave Jeter a rousing standing ovation upon his first at-bat and Jeter, naturally, responded with the 2,724th hit, 301st stolen base and 1,565th run scored of his career.
One bit of pregame news: Girardi said that Damon’s back felt much better and that he would be available to pinch-hit Saturday if needed. Damon could be back in the starting lineup as soon as Sunday.
|Pitching: RHP Brian Matusz (4-2, 5.26).|
Hairston, Jr. LF
|Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (11-8, 4.19).|
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