Jeter logs hits No. 2,995 & 2,996
CLEVELAND – Derek Jeter legged out an infield single in his first at-bat on Tuesday, belted a two-run double in his second at-bat and now needs four hits to join the 3,000 hits club.
Leading off for the Yankees against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, Jeter chopped a slow bouncing ball that third baseman Orlando Cabrera charged but couldn’t handle in time to make a throw.
With two outs in the second inning, Jeter ripped a two-run double to center field, driving in Jorge Posada and Francisco Cervelli to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
Jeter’s hits were his first since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday, when he went 0-for-4 in New York’s 6-3 loss to Cleveland at Progressive Field.
The Yankees have one more game remaining in Cleveland on Wednesday before returning home to Yankee Stadium for a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that opens on Thursday.