Good morning New York sports fans! Those of you who attended Saturday's Yankee game in hopes of seeing Derek Jeter reach the 3,000-hit milestone got their wish and some more. Not only did Jeter reach the historic mark, The Captain finished the game a perfect 5-for-5 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning to help his team, the one he has been with for 17 seasons, beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4.â†µ
Jeter, 37, singled in his first at bat, then hit a solo home run in the third to became the first Yankee and fourth youngest player in Major League Baseball history to reach magical mark, which has been accomplished by only 27 other players. From there, everything was just icing on the cake as Jeter doubled and singled twice more, the last hit broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the eighth.â†µ
After the game, Jeter, for possibly the first time in his long, New York Yankee history, showed signs of emotion as he seemed to choke back some tears while answering questions about being the first Yankee to accomplish the feat. Jeter never cried, but it was clear that this accomplishment was important to him as much as it was for the Yankee fans.â†µ
Giants 3, Mets 1: San Francisco's starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitched allowed just one run in six solid inning Saturday night, while Pablo Sadoval extended his hit streak to 20 games in a victory over the visiting Mets.â†µ
Mets starting pitcher Chris Capuano gave up a pair of runs in six innings, but his effort was spoiled by no run support.â†µ
USA vs. Brazil: The United States women's soccer team takes on Brazil Sunday morning (11:30 a.m. on ESPN) in a World Cup quarterfinal match in Germany. The winner of the match should be the favorite to win the tournament.