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By going deep, Jeter reaches yet another milestone

By going deep, Jeter reaches yet another milestone

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By going deep, Jeter reaches yet another milestone
NEW YORK -- Yankees captain Derek Jeter continued his march through the game's history books on Friday night, connecting for his 250th career home run in the club's 6-4 victory over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Jeter has joined Hall of Famer Willie Mays as the only players to record at least 3,000 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases and 1,200 RBIs.

"I always hear all the time that I don't hit home runs, but in my mind, that's a lot of them," Jeter said. "So it's something I'm happy with. I try to be consistent every year, to do my job, like I've always said."

Jeter slugged a fifth-inning blast off Boston starter Franklin Morales, one of five solo home runs New York hit. The homer was Jeter's 10th of the season and tied Graig Nettles for ninth place on the franchise's all-time list, extending Jeter's hitting streak to 13 games.

"He's an amazing player," manager Joe Girardi said. "You think about what he's done throughout his career, he's 38 years old, he's played 15 days in a row. There aren't too many 38-year-old guys who can play 15 days in a row, and he continues to be productive."

With Jeter's homer, the Yankees now have a Major League-leading 10 players with at least 10 home runs, tying a franchise record set in 1998.

"It just shows we're balanced, we have guys capable of hitting home runs, but it's not something we talk about," Jeter said.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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