Rangers stolen bases down

Rangers stolen bases down
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers went into Monday's game with just 24 stolen bases since the All-Star break. That was the third fewest in the American League. The Rangers had 65 stolen bases before the break, which was tied for the fourth most in the league.

Ian Kinsler leads the Rangers with 21 stolen bases but has one in his last 37 games and none in his last 20. Elvis Andrus has 20 steals but has gone 19 games without one. Craig Gentry's stolen bases on Sunday was his first in more than a month.

"These teams we're facing, they're doing a good job of shutting us down," manager Ron Washington said. "We just haven't had a chance to run. We're not running out of control. ... We've tried to force some things, but the other pitchers have done a good job of shutting us down. The pitchers are getting the ball to the plate quickly. They're shutting us down with their delivery."

The Rangers will end up with their fewest stolen bases since swiping 81 in 2008. They had 149 in 2009, 123 in 2010 and 143 last season. The Rangers have been successful on 67.9 percent of their attempts, which would be their lowest success rate in six years under Washington.