Young shines in Big Apple, loves Yankee Stadium

Young shines in Big Apple, loves Yankee Stadium

Young shines in Big Apple, loves Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK -- Michael Young seems to thrive at the new Yankee Stadium. He went into Monday's contest having hit safely in all 15 regular-season games in the ballpark, which opened in 2009. In those 15 games, he is hitting .400 with 24 hits in 60 at-bats. He was also 5-for-13 in three playoff games here in 2010.

"I love this ballpark," Young said. "I don't know why, it's just one of those things. I liked the old place. ... I liked the old place better than this one. I always love playing in New York. It's a great atmosphere and a great environment. You're always playing against a good team, so you have to be locked in."

Young has hit in 18 straight games against the Yankees in New York. Hall of Fame second baseman Charlie Gehringer once hit in 21 straight games in the Bronx, the longest by a Yankees opponent. Young's .400 average here going into Monday's game is his highest in any American League ballpark.