Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young was scratched from the lineup Friday night against the Tampa Rays due to a bruised left ring finger.

Young had started 60 of Texas' first 62 games and currently carries a 21-game hitting streak, longest in the majors this season and four short of his career high.

Ramon Vazquez, the Rangers' regular third baseman, got his fifth start of the season at shortstop, with catcher Gerald Laird drawing his first career start at third base.