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John Lackey collects a career milestone with first stolen base

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Among the achievements John Lackey pulled off Wednesday night was preventing Reds slugger Joey Votto from tying Ted Williams' major league record of reaching base safely at least twice in 21 consecutive games.


But then he shocked everyone by stealing his first major-league base after noticing that pitcher Homer Bailey wasn't paying attention to him with the infield playing back.


Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised his hands before Bailey noticed Lackey took off and beat the throw to second with a hard slide.


After Ben Zobrist walked, Lackey wandered too far off second base and was picked off to end the inning with Kyle Schwarber coming up and Kris Bryant on deck.


Before the game, Maddon believed that Lackey, 38, might consider extending his career if he continued to pitch well.




READ MORE (Chicago Tribune)


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