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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Carew runs wild in Twins loss to Tigers
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

May 18, 1969

Minnesota Twins second baseman Rod Carew is more than a terrific hitter as he shows today when he goes wild on the bases. After drawing a walk from Detroit's Mickey Lolich in the third inning, Carew and Cesar Tovar, who is on second base, pull off a double steal.

Then Tovar steals home, while Carew remains on second. But he doesn't remain there long, and he steals third, easily beating catcher Bill Freehan's throw. Then for the fourth time this season, Carew steals home.

This is the first time in 28 years a player steals second, third and home in the same inning.

Despite Carew's feat, the Twins lose 8-2, with a key play being Mickey Stanley's pop-fly two-run double to short right in the sixth inning, in which Carew and right-fielder Tony Oliva collide. Carew is down for about three minutes, but recovers and remains in the game.

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