"It looked close," said Girardi after New York's 9-4 loss. "That's the toughest call for me. ... Obviously it was very close, so I went out and was told [by the Yankees video team] that he was safe and that's why I asked for a replay."
Jeter was credited with an RBI single -- and hit No. 3,446 in his career -- and the Yankees trimmed the Red Sox's lead to 7-3 and brought the tying run to the plate, however, Brett Gardner struck out to end the inning.
Gardner spiked his batting helmet to the dirt and was immediately tossed by home-plate umpire Tim Timmons, briefly protesting the call further before being led off the field by Girardi.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.