Jeter Sits as Yankees Beat the Red Sox at Fenway

Jeter sits, Yankees youngsters top Red Sox 3-2

By HOWARD ULMAN=

AP Sports Writer=

  BOSTON (AP) _ Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies 3-2 on Friday.

    Watching from the dugout, there was little excitement for him to see one day after he provided plenty with his ultimate walkoff _ a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in the final home game of his 20 seasons.

    The Yankees had five rookies in the starting lineup for the first time in more than 30 years and the Red Sox started seven, including pitcher Steven Wright.

    David Robertson pitched the ninth for his 39th save a night after failed to protect a three-run lead, setting up Jeter’s dramatic moment.

    Physically and mentally drained by his runup to retirement, Jeter asked for the night off but said he would be the designated hitter on Saturday and Sunday in the last two games of the season for both non-playoff teams.

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