A middle infielder recorded a nice, round number in Sunday's Indians-Yankees game, but it wasn't Derek Jeter. Instead, Cleveland second baseman Orlando Cabrera recorded his 2,000th career hit in the second inning of the Yankees' 9-1 victory. The ball bounced off Jeter's glove and into left field and it was ruled a single. Cabrera is the 262nd player to record 2,000 hits and is the 17th active player to reach the milestone.
As for Jeter, he had two hits, keeping alive his attempt to record his 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium. With his two hits, he's at 2,993 in his career and needs seven more to get to 3,000 and has four more games on this homestead. The Yankees play the Indians Monday night and then host the Rangers for three games before going to Chicago to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field for three games.
SUNDAY: Jeter went 2 for 5, with RBI singles in both the fifth inning and the eighth inning.
HITS TO GO: 7
ALL-TIME LIST: Jeter will stand at 28th until he ties Roberto Clemente at 3,000.
NEXT UP: Jeter has never faced Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, Carrasco held the Twins to just three hits and no runs in 8 1/3 innings on Tuesday and is 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA this season. Right-handers are hitting .300/.337/.509 off Carrasco this season.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.