Lofton steals 34th postseason base to pass Henderson

CLEVELAND -- Kenny Lofton stole his 34th career base in the
postseason Tuesday night, breaking Rickey Henderson's mark.

Lofton hit a two-out single to left-center for Cleveland in the
fifth inning of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
Then, with Casey Blake batting, he stole second on Boston Red Sox
reliever Manny Delcarmen.

Henderson, the career steals leader, had 33 thefts in eight
years of postseason play.

"Well, it means I've been in the postseason," said Lofton, who
has one other steal this postseason. "It's an opportunity for me
to be able to stay aggressive and do what I do during the season.
It's a good accomplishment."

Lofton would score on Blake's single, giving Cleveland its
seventh run in the fifth and tying the club's postseason mark. The
Indians also scored seven runs in the 11th inning of their marathon
victory in Boston on Saturday night.

The Tribe beat the Red Sox 7-3 in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in
the series.

The well-traveled Lofton is 40, but he's been playing a decade
or two younger than his age this postseason. He homered on Monday
night, and is batting .333 with six RBIs in the playoffs.