Jeter Now First on Yankees’ Doubles List
The Captain is now the Yankees all-time doubles leader.
Jeter jumped ahead of Lou Gehrig to first place on the franchise’s all-time doubles list Tuesday night when he ripped one into the left-field corner in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers. With one out Jacoby Ellsbury was intentionally walked, but Carlos Beltran grounded into a double play to send the game to extra innings.
It was Texas lefty reliever Neal Cotts who surrendered Jeter’s 535th double of his career.
The Rangers’ J.P. Arencibia gave the Yankees a scare when he hit a solo shot off of David Huff in the top of the 13th, but the Yankees answered right back. Brett Gardner eventually scored after a leadoff double in the bottom half of the inning and then it was on to the 14th knotted at one. Then, in his first game as a Yankee, the newly acquired Chase Headley came through with a walk-off single, propelling New York to a 2-1 victory.
Jeter finished the game 1-4 and is now batting .272 on the season.
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