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Sox allowing historic number of SBs

Small sample size, but some disconcerting numbers nonetheless

Updated: April 23, 2010, 12:13 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats & Information

At some some point, the word stealing seems inadequate. In the absence of law and order, the Red Sox have become victims of widespread looting.

When Boston allowed Texas to run wild for nine stolen bases Tuesday, it put a historic face on a longtime problem.

The nine steals were the most by an AL team since the A's swiped 12 against the Twins in 1976, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Yet, this is by no means a new problem. Tuesday merely provided the irrefutable evidence. ...

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