(Reuters) - Derek Jeter tied the New York Yankees franchise record with his eighth 200-hit season when he lashed a single up the middle on Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jeter equaled the mark held by Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig during the second game of a double-header against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

The 38-year-old shortstop whacked a 91 mph (146km) first-inning fastball into center field off Toronto starter Ricky Romero for his 200th hit of the year while extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

Jeter, who sat out the opening game of the double-header, was playing in the field for the first time in a week after suffering a bone bruise to his left ankle.

(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg in Washington, editing by Nick Mulvenney)