Derek Jeter doubles for 2,998th hit

Updated: July 8, 2011, 12:32 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After picking up a first-inning double, Derek Jeter thought Thursday could be the night he became the first Yankee with 3,000 hits.

"I'd be lying to you if I didn't think it was attainable today," Jeter said after the New York Yankees lost 5-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeter went hitless in his final four at-bats and is two away from the milestone.

"Early on, I thought I was going to get a few but it wasn't the case," Jeter said.

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