Found September 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been adamant that he won't be sitting Michael Young in favor of any young players while the veteran tries to find his swing. "Before the season is over, he's going to do something grand," was Washington's line. For Young, though, "grand" means consistency. It's only a week, but the Rangers are starting to see just that. Playing shortstop Thursday, Young got the Rangers' offense moving and eventually delivered the go-ahead hit in the 10th inning of Texas' 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals. It was typical Young: a line-drive single up the middle on a high slider. It was the fifth straight game with an RBI for Young. Only three times in his career has he had longer streaks. Two of them came last year in what was the best run-producing season of his career. "I'm seeing the same guy who has grinded things out all year," Washington said. "Things are just working for him ri...
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