Jeter in the leadoff spot, 2 hits from 3,000
Derek Jeter is back in his familiar leadoff spot as he tries for
his 3,000th career hit.
Jeter was two hits short of the milestone Saturday as the New
York Yankees faced Tampa Bay and All-Star ace David Price. The
Yankees have two games left on their homestand before the All-Star
Jeter had been set to bat second Friday night against the Rays
before the game was rained out.
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez and outfielder Nick Swisher were
out of the Yankees’ lineup. Rodriguez has a tear in his right knee
and Swisher has a problem with his left quadriceps.