MINNEAPOLIS -- Derek Jeter's final regular-season at-bat in Minnesota ended with his third hit of the day and 3,400th of his career.
As often as Twins fans have watched Jeter extinguish the Twins' hopes -- both in the regular season and playoffs -- Minnesota fans gave him a standing ovation before he delivered a single to left field in the ninth inning.
"Fans have been good to me pretty much every time I've come here," Jeter said. "Even when they boo me, they've been respectful doing it. I've enjoyed coming to Minnesota and playing, but yeah it makes you feel good when fans appreciate what you've done."
In his 131 career games against the Twins, Jeter batted .323 with 61 RBIs and 13 home runs.
With three hits on Sunday, Jeter is now 19 hits away from tying Carl Yastrzemski for eighth on the all-time hits list. Jeter needs just 36 hits in the remainder of his final season to move all the way up to sixth, currently held by Cap Anson (3,435).
"I don't think he pays too close attention to it," manager Joe Girardi said. "Obviously he's going to end up way up there in the record books. He pays more attention to wins and that's what we worry about."
While he's done playing regular-season games at Target Field, Jeter will be back later this month, as he was selected as a starter for this year's All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Twins on Tuesday, July 15.