Jeter passes Ruth on Yankees hit list

September 9, 2008 9:29:10 PM PDT
Derek Jeter singled in the first inning Tuesday night, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees' career hits list. Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.

An official scoring change took away Jeter's triple in the sixth and charged Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. with a three-base error. Jeter added a single in the seventh.

Jeter has 1,260 hits at Yankee Stadium, nine shy of Gehrig's record, with 10 games remaining there.