Derek Jeter could not succeed to get closer to his 3,000th career hit in his come back after a three-week injury layoff as the New York Yankees loses 6-3 to the Cleveland Indians.
Jeter went 0-4 at Progressive Field in Cleveland while the Yankees dropped to 50-33. Cleveland is 45-38 and managed to pick up to 5-13 in their past 18 matches with the Yankees.
Jeter was placed to the lineup for the first in a three-game series in opposition to the Indians. On June 13 his right calf was inured playing against the same team, Cleveland Indians after getting his 2,994th hit. New York went 14-4 throughout his absence.
The 37-year-old Yankees captain, who has been selected to the American League All-Star team for the 12th time yesterday, is on his way to become the 28th player in Major League Baseball history by achieving 3,000 hits and the first to reach the milestone in a Yankees uniform.
Jeter, when his calf was in inured, was hitting a career-low .260 over 262 at-bats this season, batted first after finishing a two-game rehabilitation with New York’s minor- league affiliate in Trenton, New Jersey.
He attained first base in the opening inning as a mistake by third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and moved ahead to second position when Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin walked Curtis Granderson.
Two innings subsequently Jeter threw a fly ball to center field and he grounded out in the sixth with the game without scores.