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Jeter 2-RBI single ties it, 25 away from 3,000

5/22/2011

Something about the Mets brings out the best in Derek Jeter.

The Captain lined a bases-loaded single off of Mike Pelfrey in the bottom of the seventh to tie Sunday’s Subway Series matchup at 3-3.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

#2 SS
New York Yankees

2011 STATS

  • GM43
  • HR2

  • RBI15

  • R26

  • OBP.320

  • AVG.269

The ground ball up the middle snuck under Jose Reyes’ glove and scored Brett Gardner and Chris Dickerson.

Francisco Cervelli, who one batter earlier was drilled by a Pelfrey fastball in his left shoulder, advanced to second.

The hit was Jeter’s second of the day, fourth in the last two days. It snapped a 0-for-21 skid with the bases loaded.

He’s hit in 25 straight home games against the Mets, which ties Tony Gwyn for the longest home hitting streak against the franchise.

And, oh yeah, Jeter now has 2,975 for his career. He is now 25 away from the 3,000-hit club.

If and when Jeter reaches 3,000, he will be the first player to do so in a Yankee uniform. He will also be the 28th member to get to 3,000.