Derek Jeter tripled to lead off the first and had three hits, the last of which got his batting average to .300. But he struck out in the eighth and sits at .299. He is hitting .358 in his last 43 games.
Jeter, who went 3-for-6 with a walk, broke a tie with Rickey Henderson and, with 3,058 hits, moved within two of Craig Biggio. He finished the season series 18-for-36 against the A's. "Season's not over," he said when asked if he noticed. "I'm just trying to have good at-bats."