NEW YORK (AP) -Derek Jeter was a late scratch from the New York Yankees' lineup Thursday night against Toronto because of a bruised left thigh.
Miguel Cairo started at shortstop in place of Jeter and batted ninth. First baseman Doug Mientkiewicz was moved from the No. 9 spot in the lineup to Jeter's regular No. 2 hole.
Jeter, who has a 14-game hitting streak, left Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay after being hit on the leg by Scott Kazmir's pitch in the first inning. He was in the posted lineup before Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays was rained out, and was originally slated to play Thursday, too.
But about an hour before the first pitch, Jeter was removed from the lineup. He and manager Joe Torre told a team spokesman that Jeter was still a little sore. He was available off the bench.
The Yankees were trying to end a five-game losing streak. Jeter was batting .316 with one home run, six RBIs and 17 runs this season.
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