Jeter delivers with bases loaded in three-run seventh
Two runs score on shortstop's grounder against Orioles
NEW YORK -- The stage was set for Derek Jeter to give the Yankees the lead in what could have been his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium -- though it turned out not to be. The Orioles and Yankees were tied at two with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh.
With the sold-out crowd of 48,613 fans -- the largest attendance of the season at Yankee Stadium, on their feet and flashes going off with each pitch, Jeter gave the Yankees the lead in the thanks to a fielder's choice and an error.
Jeter hit a bouncing ball to short off right-hander Ryan Webb, and Orioles' shortstop J.J. Hardy made an errant throw toward second base that trickled into the outfield and allowed two runs to score.
Jeter was given a fielder's choice and an RBI, his second RBI of the night, and the next run scored on the error to give the Yankees the lead.