DETROIT -- Don't ask Delmon Young how he comes up with so many big postseason hits, but it has put him into record territory.
In each of the first three games of this American League Championship Series, Young drove in the run that put the Tigers ahead for good. No player in Major League history had done that in three consecutive games during a single postseason, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
"It's been key," Austin Jackson said. "He's been getting some clutch hits as well as some clutch home runs to kind of get us going. It seems like when he's doing that, when he's getting runs in or he's getting base hits, the team kind of feeds off that."
To manager Jim Leyland, Young has a knack of staying focused in key situations, and focusing on a pitch to hit without chasing.
"Delmon has a pretty good idea, and when he stays in the strike zone, he's very, very dangerous," Leyland said. "You know, most people that get Delmon out when he is not swinging good, is when he is swinging at stuff out of the strike zone, which happens to most players."
Part of that knack could come from his older brother, former Tiger Dmitri Young. He said Thursday he hopes to come to Detroit to watch his younger brother should Detroit advance to the World Series.