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Final tally on Crawford

ST. PETERSBURG — Carl Crawford ended up reaching base all five times and stealing a club-record six bases. He became just the fourth player to steal six bases in a single game (it’s been done a total of five times, though). The last time it happened was when Eric Young did it on June 30, 1996, against the Dodgers.

The Rays’ 8 steals in the game was also a franchise record.
One thing that won’t show up in the box score: With two outs and the Rays sporting a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, Crawford’s speed also allowed him to beat out an infield single to score Jason Bartlett from third base for an insurance run.
Troy Percival then got the save, and the Rays beat the Red Sox, 5-3.
— Alden Gonzalez

Crawford a man possessed

ST. PETERSBURG — In case you’re missing it, Rays left fielder Carl Crawford is simply going nuts on the basepaths on Sunday.

Going into the top of the eighth — with Tampa Bay leading the Red Sox, 4-1 — Crawford has reached base each of the four times he’s come up to the plate and has stolen five bases off Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.
The steals gives him a Major League-leading 16 on the year and the franchise record for most steals in a game. The previous high was set by Crawford himself on May 24, 2006, at Toronto.
You might recall Rockies rookie Dexter Fowler also swiping five bases on Monday night.
Crawford — who has scored two runs — swiped second base in the first, third, fifth and seventh inning. In the first, he advanced to third on a bad throw, and he easily stole third base in the fifth.
— Alden Gonzalez