Bonifacio ties Marlins' steals record to start year

Bonifacio ties Marlins' steals record to start year

HOUSTON -- Marlins center fielder Emilio Bonifacio stole second base in the first inning Tuesday after drawing a one-out walk. He is 15-for-15 in stolen base attempts this year, tying the club record for consecutive steals to start one season set by Chuck Carr, who swiped 15 straight in 1994 before being caught.

Additionally, since Sept. 27, 2011, Bonifacio has stolen 16 consecutive bases without being caught, which also ties the club record. Juan Pierre stole 16 straight from May 30-July 6, 2005.

It was Bonifacio's 51st stolen base since last June 20. He's been caught eight times.

He was off and running Tuesday on the second pitch to Hanley Ramirez from Houston starter Aneury Rodriguez. But the Marlins' third baseman fouled it off. He was gone again on the next pitch and easily swiped it, beating the throw from Astros catcher Jason Castro with a headfirst slide.