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Numbers: Michael Young hits 2,000

8/8/2011

With a pair of infield hits Sunday night against the Indians, Michael Young has reached the 2,000-hit mark for his career. Let's take a look at some of his offensive numbers with the help of ESPN Stats & Information's Michael Trainor:

Most hits off pitchers:

John Lackey: 32 (89 AB, most vs. any pitcher)

Ervin Santana: 24

Jamie Moyer: 21

Felix Hernandez: 21

Jarrod Washburn: 20

Most extra-base hits:

Lackey, Moyer: 9

Most home runs:

Ervin Santana: 3

Jarrod Washburn: 3

Chad Gaudin: 3

Brandon Backe: 3

Kyle Lohse: 3

Ian Snell: 3

Best average (min. 10 AB):

Brandon Backe: .733 (11-15)

Daisuke Matsuzaka: .571 (8-14)

Brett Anderson: .563 (9-16)

Jimmy Gobble: .545 (6-11)

Kenny Rogers: .545 (12-22)

Worst average (min. 10 AB):

Esteban Yan: .000 (0-14)

Danys Baez: .059 (1-17)

Casey Janssen: .067 (1-15)

Derek Lowe: .091 (1-11)

Gary Glover: .091 (1-11)

Memorable hits [Note: The 2,000 hits are regular-season hits, which does not include All-Star Game or postseason appearances]:

* Game-winning, two-run triple in ninth inning of 2006 All-Star Game

* Two-run single against the Marlins in Florida for his 1,748th career hit with the Rangers, besting Pudge Rodriguez’s franchise record on June 16, 2010

* Walk-off single to beat Detroit, 16-15, in 10 innings on May 8, 2004 off Ugueth Urbina

* Walk-off home run off Kyle Farnsworth to beat Royals, 6-5, on April 19, 2009

* Walk-off single to beat Toronto, 5-4, July 23, 2011

* Other walk-offs: April 22, 2006 (beat Toronto); June 9, 2007 (beat Milwaukee); July 6, 2007 (beat Baltimore); June 19, 2008 (beat Atlanta) – all singles.

Click here for more on Young's march to 2,000 hits.