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Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter runs in left field as he prepares to face the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter runs in left field as he prepares to face the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter runs in left field as he prepares to face the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter runs in left field as he prepares to face the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter prepares to face Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter prepares to face Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Fans applaud as New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter heads to the dugout after hitting a single against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Fans applaud as New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter heads to the dugout after hitting a single against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter legs out a single against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter legs out a single against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

By HOWARD ULMAN                                                                                                                                                                         

AP Sports Writer   

BOSTON (AP) - Derek Jeter hit a run-scoring infield single in the final at-bat of his 20-year major league career, leaving to a standing ovation at Fenway Park.

The New York Yankees captain hit a high chop that bounced off a hand of leaping Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini, and Jeter reached first without drawing a throw. After a few seconds, Brian McCann trotted from the dugout to pinch run.

On his way off the field, Jeter pointed to the Boston dugout and embraced pitcher Clay Buchholz. As he approached the Yankees dugout, he waved his cap and was hugged on the warning tack by Mark Teixeira, Brett Gardner and other teammates. Red Sox players stood in their dugout and applauded.

In his first at-bat, Jeter lined out to shortstop Jemile Weeks.

The final hit, Jeter's 3,465th, raised his career batting average to .310. The finale came exactly 46 years after Mickey Mantle's last game.

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