ANAHEIM, Calif. - Derek Jeter singled in the first inning Tuesday night, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees’ career hits list.
Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.
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.
HBT: Carlos Ruiz was lifted from Sunday afternoon’s game against the Reds after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in the bottom of the second inning.
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