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Derek Jeter says he’ll play in Boston this weekend

Derek Jeter hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Yankees to a 6-5 victory.
Derek Jeter hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Yankees to a 6-5 victory.Getty Images

Moments after hitting a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in his final game at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter confirmed he would play this weekend in a final series against the Red Sox in Boston.

“Yeah I’ll play in some capacity. To be quite honest with you, I think this is probably my last game at shortstop. I want to remember that view I had right out there today,” Jeter said in a postgame interview on MLB Network. “Out of respect to the Boston fans and the rivalry I will play in some capacity.”

The question of whether he’d play in Boston had been the subject of much speculation prior to Thursday’s game in New York, and with the Yankees out of the playoffs, there was the chance to end his career in the city he played his entire career.

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Tickets for Sunday’s final game at Fenway Park range from $223 to more than $10,000 on ticket reseller StubHub. Friday’s opener is at 7:10 p.m., with matinees scheduled Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:35 p.m.)


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