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Carl Crawford swipes six bases in one game

The Tampa Bay Ray tied a modern MLB record. From AP-

Carl Crawford tied a modern major league record with six stolen bases to help Tampa Bay beat Boston 5-3 on Sunday for its first series win in nearly a month.

Crawford was 4-for-4 with an RBI and became the fourth player to swipe six bases in a game, joining Eddie Collins, Otis Nixon, and Eric Young.


The speedy Crawford’s second infield single of the day drove in an insurance run in the eighth, then stole second for the fifth time, bringing the crowd of 32,332 to its feet. The last player to steal six bases in a game was Young for Colorado on June 30, 1996.

Rays fans are probably hoping Crawford’s record game provides a spark to the team. The defending American League champs are 11-15 for the year so far.

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