Young makes history in Rangers' 6-3 win
June, 16, 2010
Michael Young rewrote the Rangers' record books in a 6-3 win over Florida on Wednesday that stretched Texas' winning streak to four.
Young tied Ivan Rodriguez on the Rangers' all-time hits list with an double to right center off Jorge Sosa to lead off the seventh. An inning later, the Rangers third baseman established the mark with his 1,748th hit -- a single off Jay Buente that drove in two runs and gave Texas a 5-2 lead.
Josh Hamilton continued to dominate at the plate, extending his hitting streak to 12 with a 4-for-5 performance against the Marlins. He capped his night with a a shot to center in the ninth -- his 16th homer of the season. Julio Borbon contributed with his first home run of the year, a solo shot in the second.
Rangers starter Tommy Hunter left with one out in the third inning with right hip flexor strain. Matt Harrison filled in, allowing a run in 2 2/3 innings. Neftali Feliz struck out the side in the ninth for his 17th save.
Texas stayed two games ahead of Los Angeles, which beat Milwaukee 5-1 on Wednesday.