An absent-minded Rangers manager Ron Washington prevented Michael Young for getting a last chance at hitting for the cycle in a 13-4 win against Baltimore on Monday.
Washington thought Young had two doubles and a single when he removed him for a pinch hitter, Mike Napoli, in the eighth inning. In reality, Young had a single, a double and a triple along with one RBI, all in the first four innings as the Rangers built a 9-2 lead.
"I screwed that one up," Washington said.
Young said he had no problem with the move by Washington. Young said it was more important for Napoli, who returned for this game after 22 days on the disabled list, to get an at-bat rather than try for the homer to complete the cycle.
Ron Washington pulls Michael Young with chance for cycle on the line: 'I screwed that one up'
Dallas Morning News | Jul 5