Dunn says it won't be four years before he steals again

Dunn says it won't be four years before he steals again

BOSTON -- Adam Dunn's game centers on hitting the long ball, of which he has 28 homers to tie Josh Hamilton for the Major League lead this season, and 393 for his career. He also stands out as an on-base guy, with a career .373 percentage entering Wednesday.

After Dunn picked up his first stolen base since Aug. 16, 2008, in the third inning of Tuesday's 7-5 White Sox victory over the Red Sox, don't be surprised if the big designated hitter runs a little bit more during the season's second half to supplement his power.

"I'm going to try to get moving this second half, for sure," Dunn said. "I'm not going to make any predictions, but I'm going to try to maybe pick my spots a little more than I have in the past.

"There are obviously some guys that probably won't pay attention to you in certain situations where I think it's pretty easy to steal. So, pick your spots and go."

In regard to Tuesday's steal of second, Dunn told manager Robin Ventura and his teammates that he was going to take off if Boston starter Jon Lester basically gave him the base. Dunn picked up career stolen base No. 60, with 19 of those coming for the Reds during his first big league season in 2002.

Don't look for Dunn to challenge Rickey Henderson's Major League record of 1,406 stolen bases any time soon. But as long as Dunn feels fit and strong, he'll add this to his repertoire.

"Nothing hurts, that's the main thing," Dunn said. "So, as long as that keeps up, I feel like I can at least move a little bit."