"It sounds funny," said Jeter after the Yankees' 7-1 win. "Anytime you're mentioned in the same sentence as players like that it makes you feel weird. You play long enough and you're consistent enough, you're going to make things happen. I've been fortunate."
An official scoring change took away Jeter's triple in the sixth and charged Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. with a three-base error. Jeter added a single in the seventh.
Jeter has 1,260 hits at Yankee Stadium, nine shy of Gehrig's record, with 10 games remaining there.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.