DETROIT -- Michael Young led the Texas Rangers in RBIs in 2011 with 106. No one on the club -- and only a few in the league -- hit better than his .338 mark. When the Rangers needed a big hit, Young provided it.
But that Young hasn't shown up yet in the postseason. As the calendar flipped to October, Young's bat seemed to lose some of its magic. He has no RBIs this postseason and is hitting 3-for-27 (.111) in these playoffs. It's not the kind of production the Rangers or Young expected from the cleanup spot.
Tuesday wasn't any better. Young was 0-for-4 with three ground outs to shortstop, including a double play in the first that hurt the Rangers' chances of a big inning and a strikeout with a runner at second in the ninth. The steady Young certainly wasn't in panic mode as a gaggle of reporters cornered him in the back of the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park late Tuesday.
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