Michael Young, the Texas Rangers' man for all positions, sat out the 12-5 win over Seattle on Sunday but nonetheless improved his standing in the race for the American League batting title.

Boston's Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-8 in a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. That dropped Gonzalez' average to .33762, and he fell behind Young by the slenderest of margins. Young is hitting .33764.