Jeter now up to .421

April, 24, 2012
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Derek Jeter is following his 4-for-5 game Monday night with a (so far) 2-for-3 night against Yu Darvish. One of those hits was on a bunt that may have been a sacrifice attempt, but became a hit when Darvish failed to field the ball. But his second was a sharply stroked curveball that hugged the 3B line and went for a two-out double in the fifth, raising Jeter's average to .421, second best in the AL behind David Ortiz. But the Yankees once again failed to get the run home off Darvish, who got Granderson to ground out to first to end the inning. Hiroki Kuroda is pitching well, but Darvish has been better, and the Rangers lead, 2-0, in the bottom of the fifth.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.288 14 64 64
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 64
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .787
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAH. Kuroda 3.88
SOM. Tanaka 135