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Derek Jeter nine hits away from 3,000

Updated: June 11, 2011, 10:18 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is nine hits away from becoming the 28th member of baseball's 3,000-hit club.

Jeter recorded hit No. 2,991 -- a line-drive double to right field off Cleveland Indians right-hander Chad Durbin -- in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Jeter is set to become the first Yankee ever to reach the 3,000-hit mark. If he reaches the milestone over the next three weeks, he will be the fourth youngest player ...

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