New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2

On the night that Derek Jeter tied the franchise record for hits, Jorge Posada made sure it came in a win.

It's the kind of thing best friends do for each other.

Posada had already seen his closest friend on the team get choked up upon tying the 72-year-old mark when he was summoned to pinch-hit in the eighth inning. He clubbed a full-count fastball from fireballing Grant Balfour to right for a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally and lifted the Bombers to a 4-2...

The swing looked effortless, as most have in his career. Derek Jeter seemed to just flick his bat at a 90mph sinker from Rays righty Jeff Niemann. The ball scooted a few feet inside the first base line, just past a diving Tampa Bay first baseman Chris Richard, and into right field. It was Jeter's third hit of the night and, more significantly, it was No. 2,721 of his career, tying Lou Gehrig's all-time Yankee record.

The crowd of 45,848 cheered loudly each of the previo...