New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, center, returns his batting equipment to New York Yankees first base coach Mick Kelleher after hitting a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in New York. The hit was number 3,431 for Jeter, moving him past Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time career hit list. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.
Jeter led off the inning with a soft grounder off Corey Kluber that shortstop Jose Ramirez charged but failed to pick up with his bare hand. Jeter tied Wagner on Friday night with a grounder that Ramirez made a nice play on but the throw went off first baseman Carlos Santana's glove as the Yankees captain crossed the base.
Jeter has said this will be his final season so moving up to fifth will be very difficult. He needs 84 hits to catch Tris Speaker at 3,515.