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Jeter nine from 3,000 after latest hit

Jeter nine from 3,000 after latest hit

Jeter nine from 3,000 after latest hit
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter took another step toward baseball immortality in the seventh inning of Friday's 11-7 Yankees win over the Indians by notching his 2,991st career hit.

With the Yankees holding a 7-2 lead, Jeter doubled to right field off reliever Chad Durbin with one on and one out, moving Francisco Cervelli to third. It was Jeter's fifth hit across the first four games of this 10-game homestead, and it came five innings after he was robbed of a single by Jack Hannahan, who made a diving stop at third on a Jeter grounder.

With six games remaining on the homestead following Friday's game, Jeter needs nine hits to become the 28th player in Major League history to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

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