Figgins, Ichiro approaching steals milestone

Figgins, Ichiro approaching steals milestone

SEATTLE -- Second baseman Chone Figgins and right fielder Ichiro Suzuki need one stolen base apiece to become the second pair of Mariners to swipe at least 40 bases in the same season.

The only other time it happened was in 1987, when Harold Reynolds stole an American League-high 60 bases and Phil Bradley pilfered 40. Since 1994, Rays teammates Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton are the only ones to accomplish the 40-40 trick.

"Both of those guys are capable of that," interim manager Daren Brown said of his stolen-base tandem. "And [Franklin Gutierrez] has 20-something. That is three guys who can run, and I like the fact they are being aggressive about it."

The threesome went a combined 10-for-13 and stole four bases in Seattle's 9-6 loss to Boston on Tuesday.

"It was fun to watch them last night," Brown said, "but it was not fun at the end."