Game 142: Orioles @ Yankees, 9/11/09–Jeter Sets Franchise Hit Record; Yankees Lose 10-4

Congratulations to Derek Jeter for setting the Yankees’ career record for most hits, surpassing the great Lou Gehrig with a third-inning single, classic Jeter, past the first baseman. No one deserves it more than Jeter, whose unfailing humility and unselfishness remain refreshing today. However, the Yanks lost 10-4, with Pettite struggling near the end of his stint, then Marte stinking out loud in relief on a long, rainy night.

Below, as per Pete Abraham, are tonight’s lineups. The game will transpire despite heavy rain, wind, and a cold front descending along the eastern seaboard earlier. The Yanks have announced that the start time is now 8:20 ET. The Captain looks to set the franchise mark for the most hits in Yankee history, and here’s hoping he breaks it. Less dramatically but no less important, Pettite looks to continue his outstanding post-break work. JD has a sore back and hamstring and will sit tonight, with Melky in left and Brett the Jet in center. Keep the families and friends of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in your thoughts. The Yanks look to go a season-high 42 games above .500. Keep it rolling after the outstanding sweep of the Rays, guys. Enjoy the game, everyone.

YANKEES (91-50)
Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera LF
Gardner CF

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (13-6, 4.10).

ORIOLES (56-83)
Roberts 2B
Izturis SS
Markakis RF
Reimold LF
Mora 3B
Scott 1B
Wieters DH
Pie CF
Moeller C

Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (1-3, 4.66)

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