Michael Young stuck in rut at plate

October, 11, 2010
10/11/10
12:15
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young played 1,508 regular-season games and became the Texas Rangers' all-time hits leader before finally making it to his first postseason. Young is in jeopardy of making it one to forget.

Outside of his three-run homer to break open Game 2 -- which itself was mired in controversy after a close check-swing call on the previous pitch -- Young has one hit, an infield single in Game 4. He's batting .188, 1-for-8 in the two home games with three strikeouts, while leaving three runners on base.

His Game 4 was particularly painful. Elvis Andrus led off the bottom of the first with a single, Young struck out swinging. In the third, Andrus doubled with one out, but Young left him there with a fly ball to right. And in the seventh, with the 2-3-4 hitters coming up, Young led off a draining 1-2-3 inning with a ground out to first base.

The Texas Rangers third baseman and team leader now faces a decisive Game 5 Tuesday night against Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price. Young was 0-for-4 against the hard-throwing lefty in Game 1 with a strikeout.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182