Jeter hits inside-the-park homer vs. Royals

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Associated Press

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 10:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter hit an inside-the-park home run against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning of the Yankees' 10-4 win.

Center fielder David DeJesus tracked down Jeter's deep drive off Bruce Chen. He snared the ball just before he ran into the padding on the fence in front of the Yankees' bullpen with his arm extended in front of him. His glove and wrist twisted back and the ball popped out as DeJesus fell.

Jeter looked over his shoulder and motored home for the second inside-the-park home run of his career, tying the game at 3.

DeJesus remained down while right fielder Willie Bloomquist retrieved the ball and threw it toward the infield. DeJesus was replaced by Rick Ankiel, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier Thursday.

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