It’s been a disappointing final season for a player who has spent so much of his career playing meaningful October baseball. But in his final game at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter almost single-handedly led one more comeback, complete with a walk-off RBI single in his final at bat, as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5.

201409250942349777486 The Yankees fell behind early on two quick home runs by Nick Markakis and Alejandro DeAza off of Hiroki Kuroda to make it 2-0 in the first. The Captain led off the scoring for the Bombers with an RBI double off Kevin Gausman to score Brett Gardner and make it 2-1. In the seventh, he broke a 2-2 tie, reaching on a JJ Hardy throwing error, which plated Ichiro and Jose Piralta. After home runs by Adam Jones and Steve Pearce off David Robertson tied the score at 5-5, Piralta led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. Rookie Antoan Richardson came in as a pinch-runner, and he was sacrificed to second by Brett Gardner before Jeter came up to end his final Bronx performance, as his former teammates, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, Jorge Posada, and former manager Joe Torre, looked on and congratulated him after he celebrated with his current teammates. For a player who has personified the Yankee way better than any player whose worn the uniform over the last 20 years, this season is not the way any one who admires Derek Jeter would want it to end. But after all the tributes, commercials, gifts, and well-wishing on the Fair Well Tour, there is no better end to his time in the Bronx then one final celebration with his teammates, after winning one final time at home.

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