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Rangers encouraged by Young's surge in August

Rangers encouraged by Young's surge in August

Rangers encouraged by Young's surge in August
ARLINGTON -- Rangers veteran Michael Young, who hasn't had one of his patented hot streaks yet this season, may be breaking out in August.

Young, who was 3-for-3 in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Tigers, has hit in all nine games in August, giving him a 10-game hitting streak. He is batting .357 during the stretch and his season average is at .275, the highest it's been since June 29.

Young is squaring up on more balls, manager Ron Washington said. When Young is at his best, the right-handed batter is smoking line drives into right-center field.

"We're about to find out if he's locked in," Washington said. "If he can stay locked in, he can get on a good run. He's getting around on the ball and starting to smoke it."

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