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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Michael Young's first HR puts Rangers up


Michael Young's first home run of the season has put the Rangers ahead of the Athletics after three innings in Oakland, 3-1.

The Rangers, who had 11 singles but no extra-base hits in Friday's loss to the A's, have used a double and a homer to take the lead. Adrian Beltre short-hopped Brett Anderson's first-inning offering off the left-field wall for a two-out double that scored Elvis Andrus. Young's two-run shot shot to left center also scored Andrus, who singled to start the third.

In the first faceoff between baseball's paternity-leave pioneers, Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki took Colby Lewis' belt-high fastball just over the left-field home run line in the second to tie the score at a run apiece.

Lewis, who has struggled of late, has allowed three hits and struck out one after three.