Jeter doubles for hit No. 2,997
CLEVELAND – Derek Jeter has moved within three hits of becoming the 28th Major League player to collect 3,000, raking an opposite-field double off the Indians’ Justin Masterson on Wednesday.
Jeter stroked his hit over the head of right fielder Austin Kearns while batting in the eighth inning, with the Yankees trailing, 3-0, at Progressive Field.
The captain had struck out, flown out to center field and walked in his previous at-bats against Masterson, coming into Wednesday’s game 5-for-12 lifetime against the right-hander.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has said that he will consider continuing to play Jeter until he reaches the milestone. New York will travel home to begin a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that opens on Thursday.