Jeter had gone without an extra-base hit in his previous 16 games after tying Lou Gehrig atop the list with a double against the Rays on July 1. The Yankee Captain hit just .254/.304/.254 between that contest and his 1-for-4 performance on Tuesday that included the big hit:
Jeter broke Gehrig's team record that stood since 1935, when the Iron Horse surpassed Babe Ruth on the Yankees' all-time list with his 425th career double on Sept. 8 in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Indians.
Chase Headley, making his New York debut, hit an RBI single to left field in the 14th inning to win the game for the Yankees, 2-1.
Peralta might have chikungunya
Rays reliever Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with what the 38-year-old right-hander believes is a viral illness caused by mosquitoes, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Peralta thinks he contracted the chikungunya virus after being bitten by a mosquito while in his native Dominican Republic during the All-Star break last week, per Topkin. The 10-year veteran, who owns a 4.15 ERA in 43 appearances this season, is dealing with fatigue and body aches as a result of the illness, which is not treatable but also isn't contagious and usually clears up within 7-10 days. The Rays' team physician will perform bloodwork on Peralta to find out if he does, in fact, have chikungunya.
The trip to the DL is the first of Peralta's career. In a corresponding move, Tampa Bay recalled left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.
Alvarez leaves game
The Pirates picked up an impressive victory over the Dodgers, but it didn't come without a price, as their slugging third baseman left the game in the fifth inning after hitting a leadoff double in the fourth.
Pedro Alvarez was removed from the game tonight due to left knee discomfort.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 23, 2014
Alvarez, 27, has a 107 OPS+ and 15 home runs for the surging Pirates, who have won four out of five since the All-Star break.
Zimmerman scheduled for MRI on Wednesday
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman left in the sixth inning against the Rockies. He tried to beat the relay throw to first base on a double-play attempt but wound up stumbling over first base and fell to the ground with a right hamstring strain. The disabled list sounds likely:
Right hamstring strain for Ryan Zimmerman. MRI tomorrow. "It's concerning," Williams said.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) July 23, 2014
Pirates 12, Dodgers 7
Yankees 2, Rangers 1 (14 innings)
, 2 (12 innings)