Have to thank relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. The former Yankees gas can imploded for the Rays, walking 4 straight batters in the 8th inning to help the Yanks rally from a 3-1 deficet to win 4-3.
Derek Jeter had two more hits, giving him 103 hits on the season (through 81 games) and 3,191 for his career, leaving him 1,065 behind
While it will be a while before Jeter approaches Rose, there are some big names he could pass this season on the all-time list.
Up next, and #13 on the hits list is Napolean Lajoie with 3,242. I never saw him play but I did see #12 on the list, Eddie Murray who has 3,255 hits.
If Jeter has a good second half and stays healthy, he could pass Willie Mays (3,283 this season. He's 92 hits behind Mays who sits in the number 11 slot on the all-time hits list.
I don't know if Jeter will catch Rose. But he'll be knocking off some big names along the way.