Michael Young out of slump; Rangers up 5-0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young has clawed his way out of a slump with a single in the first inning and two-run double into the right-center field gap to give the Texas Rangers a 5-0 lead over CC Sabathia and the New York Rangers.

The damage came with two outs and was made possible by a check-swing blooper for a hit off the bat of Elvis Andrus. He took the 2-2 pitch over the head of second baseman Robinson Cano to advance Matt Treanor to third and set the table for Young, who gave the claw sign after he reached second base.

Young moved up to third on a second wild pitch from Sabathia, but Hamilton, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning, was caught looking at strike three.