Merrifield went 1-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Baltimore.

The speedy second baseman had gone nine games without a steal, a span during which he batted a meager .237 (9-for-38). Merrifield is up to 39 steals in 42 attempts after his theft Tuesday. He's added a .277/.321/.399 slash line with 10 home runs, 68 RBI, 81 runs scored, 32 doubles and three triples as an everyday presence atop the Kansas City lineup.

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