Sunday, July 10, 2011
Is there room for this legend to grow?
In Saturday's game vs. the Tampa Rays, Derek Jeter collected his 3,000th career hit with a home run off lefty David Price. Jeter became the 28th player to reach the milestone and only the second to do so with a home run.
The blast tied the game (yes, there was a game to be won) at one, in what would turn out to be a sea-saw affair. In the end however, Jeter assured that he would be the singular subject of the afternoon's contest. With the game tied at four in the bottom of the eighth, he singled in the winning run to complete a 5 for 5 day.
Mariano Rivera recorded a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
Yankee's starter A. J. Burnett displayed impressive stuff striking out 9 in 5.2 innings but struggled early, allowing all of his first four base runners to score.
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