NEW YORK -- It was a most improbable ending to Derek Jeter
's career at Yankee Stadium and, at the same time, utterly predictable: ninth inning, runner on second, game on the line and the player who has been called "Captain Clutch" at the plate.
As he has done so many times over the past two decades, Jeter jumped on a first-pitch fastball and with that instantly recognizable inside-out swing slapped the ball hard on the ground into right field to score the winning run
in a dramatic 6-5 New York Yankees
victory over the Baltimore Orioles
Derek Jeter celebrated after his single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted New York to a 6-5 win.