Young nears Pudge's record for hits

Young nears Pudge's record for hits

MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Michael Young went into Saturday's game with the Brewers needing three hits to tie the Rangers' all-time hit record. Young has 1,744 hits, with only Ivan Rodriguez, with 1,747 hits, in front of him.

"I'm really not thinking about it," Young said. "It would be nice to get it over with, but I like to think eventually I will get it. Wrapping up 200 hits in a season is a little tougher, because the clock is ticking on that.

"I'm not trying to diminish how special it will be, but I'm focused on what's more important teamwise."

Young is charging at the record. He went into Saturday's game with seven hits in his last 12 at-bats, and he was hitting .385 in his last 26 games to raise his average from .282 to .327. That puts him seventh in the American League.

"I try not to change my approach," Young said. "I make my minor adjustments daily, but I feel if I stay consistent in my approach, I feel like I will stay locked in longer and snap out of being uncomfortable a little easier."