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Young Coming Back Around

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    Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers.

    Going 2-for-4 with a strikeout is certainly nothing to write home about, but when you're Michael Young and you've been struggling like Michael Young has struggled, you'll take it.

    On Tuesday night in a 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers, Young started a four-run fourth inning with an RBI triple to deep left-center to help push the Rangers to the victory and break out of a slump at the same time.

    Young is now in the midst of a four-game hitting streak and came up in a key situation on Tuesday after going 7-for-42 with runners in scoring position over the previous 40 games heading into Tuesday. He's been awful in leverage situations, especially against right-handed pitching.

    There's been a lot of criticism from all directions lately, saying Ron Washington should drop Young in the order to seven or eight, which Washington won't do because he's far too loyal — to a fault at times. But now would be a great time for Young to start hitting again and get back to where he was at the beginning of the year when he started the season hitting nearly .400 with runners in scoring position.