Indians catcher Carlos Santana told the Miami Marlins he was going to do it. But they didn't listen.

The first Marlins base runner got away with his attempted steal. The others did not. Santana gunned down a career-high three attempted base stealers in Friday's 3-2 loss in the first game of the series.

Among those caught trying to advance was Santana's buddy Emilio Bonifacio, who entered the game 20-for-20 in steal attempts on the season.

"I talked to him before the game," Santana said Saturday. I said, 'Don't run. I'm ready for you.'?"

But Bonifacio tested Santana's arm anyway, taking off for second base in the fifth inning. Santana threw him out and also threw out Omar Infante and Bryan Petersen in the game. It was the first time the Marlins have had three base stealers gunned down since the 2006 season.

"It was an outstanding performance, especially against a team like that," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "[(Santana] has that potential. He has the ability to shut down the running game. [Bench coach and former Tribe catcher] Sandy [Alomar Jr.] deserves a lot of credit for his work with Carlos."

Santana is just the third Indians catcher in the past 15 seasons to catch three base runners in the same game, joining Einar Diaz (2001 against the Chicago White Sox) and Eduardo Perez (2002 against the Detroit Tigers). Santana has thrown out 8-of-25 (32 percent) would-be base-stealers this season.