Jeter legged out a bunt single in the fifth inning facing Athletics starter Bartolo Colon to equal Brett, who compiled his hit total over 21 seasons from 1973-1993, all with the Kansas City Royals.
Earlier in the game, Jeter stroked a third-inning RBI single off Colon to break a tie with Paul Waner for 15th place on the all-time list with 3,153. Nicknamed "Big Poison," Waner notched his hits over 20 seasons from 1926-1945 with the Pirates, Dodgers, Braves and Yankees. Waner had just one hit in 10 at-bats for New York.
Cal Ripken Jr. is the next name on the all-time list ahead of Brett with 3,184 career hits. Jeter is baseball's active hits leader and owns the most hits by a shortstop in Major League history.