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Cameron Maybin sets Padres record: six straight with a steal

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 19: Omar Infante #13 of the Flordia Marlins attempts to tag Cameron Maybin #24 of the San Diego Padres out during a game against at Sun Life Stadium on July 19, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

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Cameron Maybin became the first player this year to steal a base in six straight games and set a Padres record in the process Sunday against the Phillies.

Maybin took second off Roy Halladay and Carlos Ruiz today for his eighth steal in the six games. He’s 10-for-10 stealing bases in his last nine games and 22-for-24 for the season.

Maybin also homered Saturday. He’s gone 13-for-24 during the six-game streak, and he’s hit in 10 straight overall. He’s also scored a run in eight straight games after coming around in the first inning today.

Maybin’s steal streak is the longest this year, overtaking five-game streaks from the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon and the Yankees’ Brett Gardner. Chone Figgins stole bases in seven games in a row for the Mariners last year. Corey Patterson in 2006 and Carl Crawford in 2009 have the longest streaks since 2000, nine games apiece.

Maybin’s eight-game run scoring streak is tied for the fourth longest of 2011. The Rays’ Ben Zobrist scored in 10 straight games back in May.