BOSTON -- The Texas Rangers stole a franchise record nine bases in the first five innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Texas swiped one in the first inning, five in the third and two in the fourth. The Rangers broke their own mark in the fifth on Nelson Cruz's steal of third.
Boston's catchers had thrown out just one of the last 22 runners entering the game. The nine steals allowed matched the most by Boston since Oct. 3, 1913.
The five in one inning was also a Rangers record.
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