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Borbon first Ranger to swipe home since '01

Borbon first Ranger to swipe home since '01

BOSTON -- Julio Borbon became the first Rangers player in almost nine years to steal home in a game against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Borbon and shortstop Elvis Andrus executed a double steal against Boston starter Jon Lester in the fifth inning to give Texas a 3-1 lead. Borbon reached on a one-out double and went to third on Andrus' bunt single.

That brought up Michael Young, and he worked the count full. On the 3-2 pitch, Andrus broke for second and Young swung and missed. Catcher Dusty Brown threw down to second baseman Bill Hall, but Andrus stopped well short of the base.


Borbon, meanwhile, broke for home and beat Hall's throw home with a headfirst slide. It was the Rangers' first steal of home since Sept. 23, 2001, when Ricky Ledee did it against the Angels.