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Young not bothered by exit with cycle on line

Young not bothered by exit with cycle on line

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Young not bothered by exit with cycle on line
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers used a surprising number of pinch-hitters late in Monday's 13-4 victory over the Orioles. That might have annoyed some people, but it did not annoy Michael Young.

Mike Napoli pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning, even though Young was 3-for-4 with a single, double and triple on the night, needing only a home run to complete the cycle. Young was amused to think that he was being "denied" a chance for it by Napoli pinch-hitting for him.

"I wasn't surprised by that," Young said. "It's not like I had a single to go. I don't think a home run was a foregone conclusion. If it was, I would have more than seven home runs on the season. I don't understand why too much is being made of it."

Five players hit for the cycle in Rangers history: Oddibe McDowell (1985), Mark Teixeira (2004), Gary Matthews Jr. (2006), Ian Kinsler (2009) and Bengie Molina last season. Young has 12 three-hit games this season, tied for the fourth most in club history.

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