Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of the opportunity to play in place of Mike Trout.
Young had three hits and scored three runs, helping the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 11-4 Thursday.
The 32-year-old outfielder is hitting .333 since getting called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 29 to fill in for in for Trout, a two-time AL MVP recovering from a hand injury.
"He's showing what his skillset is and he's playing good defense," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "And on both sides of the plate, he's just getting clutch hits."
The switch-hitting Young shrugged off the success he's having, saying he's not thinking about it too...