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Young looks to pile up solid numbers for Rangers

Sep 30, 2006 - 3:02 PM Texas (80-80) at Seattle (76-84) 4:05 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Michael Young will be especially disappointed to see his season end this weekend.

Young looks to continue posting solid offensive numbers Saturday for the Texas Rangers, who are playing out the string in the second contest of a three-game weekend series against the Seattle Mariners.

The reigning American League batting champ, the 29-year-old Young is tied with Cleveland's Grady Sizemore for the league lead in doubles (52) and has 216 hits, which trails Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki by five.

Young recorded a pair of doubles to set the franchise single-season record and drove in a pair of runs for the Rangers in Friday's 6-5 triumph over the Mariners. It was his 69th multi-hit game, one shy of his franchise mark set in 2004.

Kevin Millwood (16-11, 4.52 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA in five starts against Seattle this year. He was tagged for six runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of Monday's loss to the Cleveland Indians.

The Mariners call upon Felix Hernandez (11-14, 4.65), who is 1-4 with a 6.18 lifetime ERA against the Rangers. With just one win since August 2, he yielded two runs and three hits in five frames without a decision against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Suzuki collected two hits Friday, which gave him 40 in September for the second time. It was also the 14th time he had accomplished that in his six-year career.

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