Derek Jeter celebrates his walk-off single Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. (Getty Images)

Even after heroics, Derek Jeter vows to play at Fenway Park

Rob Bradford
September 25, 2014 - 7:49 pm
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When asked to describe what he saw unfold in New York Thursday night, David Ortiz simply said, "Perfection." Derek Jeter punctuated his Yankee Stadium career in unbelievable fashion, singling in the game-winning run to hand the Yankees a 6-5, walkoff win over the Orioles Thursday night. Making the moment even more incredible was that the only reason Jeter had the opportunity to claim his opposite field, RBI single was because Baltimore claimed two home runs in the ninth off Yankees closer David Robertson, eliminating a three-run New York lead. "Wow. That'€™s him. Perfect," Ortiz said. "I would say the Yankees fans this year, they'€™re not going to go to the playoffs, but that was like a playoff game right there when you end up winning it. It was unbelievable." After the game, in an interview with MLB Network, Jeter said that he would play during the Yankees three-game set against the Red Sox at Fenway Park this weekend "in some capacity," but not while playing shortstop. (Jeter's family is slated to be at Sunday's game, with Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig scheduled to be in attendance at Saturday's tilt.) "I think he should, and he will," said Ortiz when asked about Jeter playing. "Even one at-bat. I know that he probably will be thinking about leaving it right there. But he'€™s a guy who knows what he does very well. Everybody is expecting him to get an at-bat or play in a game, or whatever." For more on Jeter's final game in the Bronx, click here.

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