Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/26/12

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 21: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGES HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Manager, Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 21, 2009 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
DETROIT -- Irony, thy name is Delmon Young. Even more ironic is the fact that the Tigers need him. Before Saturday night's game, a reporter asked manager Jim Leyland about Young being the fans' new target of ire now that Brandon Inge and Ryan Raburn are no longer in town. "I think hes been hitting the ball pretty good recently, to be honest with you," Leyland said. "He hasnt gotten results in a lot of cases. "He can be a run-producer. Last year, he had a big last month for us after we got him. Hopefully, we can get a repeat performance. Hes got a track record." Young had six home runs and 20 RBIs in 24 games last September as the Tigers marched to the Central Division crown. He had 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 50 games in August and September. Young has not been as spectacular as he was down the stretch last season. Coming into Saturday, he was batting .265 with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs in 114 games. So all the much-maligned outfielderdesignated hitter did was go out and prove...
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