Going into Wednesday's game, Derek Jeter was in a 0-for-12 slump and stuck on 2,718 hits. Most could tell the all-time Yankee hit record was on his mind because everyone in baseball was focused on him, and Jeter does not like that kind of personal attention. Jeter had a plan of attack to end his slump and get back on track to hitting the baseball. On the first pitch from rookie Jeff Niemann, Jeter laid down a bunt to the third base side that went past Niemann. Evan Longoria had no chance of getting to the ball. Jeter broke the 0-for-12 slump with his 2,719th hit, just two away from Lou Gehrig's record. In the third inning, Jeter grounded out to short, so Jeter was 1-for-2 and stuck on 2,719 hits. In the fifth inning, Jeter drove a pitch off Niemann to dead center field over B.J. Upton's he ...
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