Young sets Rangers record for total bases

Young sets Rangers record for total bases

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rangers infielder Michael Young has set another club offensive record and is close to toppling another.

With singles in the fourth and sixth innings in Friday night's 4-1 win over the Twins, Young has 3,074 career total bases, surpassing Juan Gonzalez's 3,073.

Between Young and Gonzalez, they hold 11 major club batting records. Young leads in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases and strikeouts. Gonzalez leads in home runs, RBIs, and extra-base hits.

"I played with so many great players but Juan is probably the most pure hitter we've had," Young said. "I've never seen a guy who could hit the ball so consistently hard. He used to put on a display hitting off a tee, much less batting practice or a game. I enjoyed playing with Juan, it's nice to be up there with him."

Young also has 64 career sacrifice flies. That leaves him two short of the career club record of 66 held by Ruben Sierra.