NEW YORK Derek Jeter hit a solo homer in the fifth inning Sunday, tying Lou Gehrig for the most career hits at Yankee Stadium.
Jeter connected against Tampa Bay's David Price for his 1,269th hit at the ballpark, which is in its final season.
The crowd roared as the New York captain rounded the bases after his opposite-field drive to right, and cheered even louder when he came out of the dugout for a curtain call.
The fans continued to chant the shortstop's name as Jason Giambi batted against Price, a highly touted prospect making his major league debut.
Jeter also singled in the first and doubled in the second against Edwin Jackson. He had nine hits in his first 10 at-bats in the series against Tampa Bay.
New York is playing its last homestand at Yankee Stadium before moving into a new park across the street for next season.
Price, the top overall pick in the 2007 draft, replaced Jackson before the third inning and retired the first six batters he faced.
The 6-foot-6 left-hander registered 96 mph on the scoreboard with his first four pitches and touched 97 with his fifth offering.