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Molina, off to good offensive start, misses favorite part of his game

ATLANTA — Yadier Molina is enjoying the most productive start of his career offensively, having driven in 30 runs in the Cardinals’ first 42 games. He hit his 150th homer on Tuesday and also stroked his 367th double, tying Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby for fifth on the Cardinals’ career list.

But there is a part of the game that he misses. Opponents have tried to steal a major-league low seven bases on the Cardinals and have been successful only four times, also a major league low, with Molina having thrown out two of five.

The closest teams to the Cardinals in steal attempts are Miami at 14 and Arizona at 16.