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June 27, 2011

Rangers' Michael Young is AL Player of Week

Michael Young, who hit four homers and had an extra base hit in all six games last week, has been named the American League Player of the Week. It's the third time Young has received the honor and the first time since Aug. 24, 2009.

Young is riding a personal-best three-game homer streak. He hit .481 (13 for 27) in six games against Houston and New York, collecting three doubles and nine RBIs. Young led the majors with a 1.037 slugging percentage and 28 total bases, three more than any other player. His 13 hits tied for the major-league lead.

The Rangers are off today before resuming the Lone Star Series on Tuesday at Houston. The Rangers return home Friday for 10 games leading up to the All-Star break.

-- Jeff Wilson

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