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Derek Jeter is on fire: double makes him 3-for-3

Jul 9, 2011, 2:51 PM EDT

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And in his third at-bat Saturday, Derek Jeter passed Roberto Clemente for 27th place on the all-time hit list at 3,001.

Jeter, who homered off David Price on the eighth pitch of his third-inning at-bat for his 3,000th hit, lined a curveball into left field for a double on the first pitch of his next plate appearance.

It gives him 218 career three-hit games, and it leaves him a triple shy of the cycle with at least one and very possibly two at-bats remaining.

Next up for Jeter on the hit list is Al Kaline at 3,007.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Come on Jeter! Minka wants the cycle!

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    What will MLB do with Jeter’s unused balls?

  3. yankeesfanlen - Jul 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    You’ve got the Stat-O-Matic there, Matthew how many times has Derek Sanderson Jeter gone 4-for4 or 5-for-5?

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jul 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      He’s gone 4-for-4 nine times and 5-for-5 once (May 21, 2001 against Boston).

      He has 35 four-hit games and two five-hit games.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM

        Add another 4 for 4 game.

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