Derek Jeter ties Eddie Murray

Updated: August 21, 2012, 1:40 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CHICAGO -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter leapfrogged one Hall of Famer and pulled even with another in a milestone night against the Chicago White Sox on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Jeter singled on the first pitch of the game to tie Nap Lajoie for 12th on baseball's all-time hits list with 3,252, and passed Lajoie three innings later with a smash off third basemanKevin Youkilis' glove that went for an infield single.

Then, Jeter homered in the sixth inning, No. 251 of his career, putting him ahead of Graig Nettles for ninth on the Yankees' all-time home run list. The run, the 1,845th of his career, also placed him ahead of Craig Biggio in 13th place on baseball's all-time runs list.

But Jeter, who leads baseball with 167 hits, wasn't done yet. In the seventh inning, he doubled over the head of right-fielder Alex Rios, his fourth hit of the night and 3,255th of his career, which tied him with Eddie Murray for 11th on the all-time hits list.

Jeter, 38, is now batting .324 for the season, third-highest in the American League.

The Yankees lost 9-6.

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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