Derek Jeter Now Within Three Hits Of 3,000 After Double Against Indians

Derek Jeter went 1-for-3 with a walk in the New York Yankees’ 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, bringing him up to 2,997 hits for his career.

Jeter was one of the few Yankees to get to Indians starter Justin Masterson, who struck out six in eight innings and only allowed Jeter’s eighth-inning double and two other hits. All the Yankees’ damage came against reliever Vinnie Pestano, who faced three batters in the ninth and didn’t record an out. Chris Perez came on for the save.

Phil Hughes allowed two runs in five innings and took the loss for the Yankees. The Indians also added a seventh-inning homer by Lonnie Chisenhall off Boone Logan, and two eighth-inning runs off Sergio Mitre.

The Yankees begin a four-game home series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, so Jeter will have plenty of chances to pick up three more hits and celebrate No. 3,000 in front of a home crowd. After that, the Yankees will have eight road games, all against the Toronto Blue Jays or the Rays.

For more on the Yankees and Derek Jeter’s quest for 3,000 hits, visit SB Nation New York and Pinstripe Alley.

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