Stealing Boni closing in on Marlins record

Stealing Boni closing in on Marlins record

Stealing Boni closing in on Marlins record
SAN DIEGO -- Emilio Bonifacio is running his way toward a Marlins record.

Entering Sunday, Bonifacio was a perfect 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts, two shy of matching a team mark. In 1994, Chuck Carr swiped 15 straight before being caught.

Bonifacio moved one shy of the record when he stole second in the eighth inning on Sunday for his 14th straight.

Edgar Renteria was 13-for-13 in 1996, and Derrek Lee had a string of 12 in a row in 2003.

One of the fastest players in the game, Bonifacio entered Sunday with the most steals in the Majors. He has one more than Dee Gordon and two more than Starlin Castro and Jordan Schafer. Each of them has been thrown out. In fact, every player with at least six steals has been caught at least once.

Bonifacio's stolen base totals have dramatically risen since last June 20, when former Marlins manager Jack McKeon moved the speedster to the top of the order. Bonifacio led off at that point for the rest of the 2011 season. This year, he has batted mostly second behind Jose Reyes.

Since last June 20, Bonifacio has 50 steals and he's been caught eight times.

In that span, Bonifacio also has the most steals of any player in the big leagues. Michael Bourn and Cameron Maybin are next with 41.