How to steal in non-player locked games?

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I've mostly played RTTS but have been playing March to October lately. I genuinely don't understand the base stealing inputs. The game tells me to tilt the left stick (which I also use for hitting, so inconvenient) toward the base then press left stick. I do this as the pitcher is winding up and nothing happens. I have also tried just hitting left trigger and often nothing will happen, but sometimes the base runner will attempt to steal very, very late and get out.

Can someone explain what I press, and when I press it? Do I have to swing my PCI all the way to the right as the pitcher is winding up, then suddenly readjust? Should the runner go as soon as I press the trigger?

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Point Left stick towards base and press r2

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@toeter83_psn said in How to steal in non-player locked games?:

Point Left stick towards base and press r2

Is it L2/LT? And when do I do it? I have been inputting that and nothing happens.

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@dingazoid_xbl said in How to steal in non-player locked games?:

@toeter83_psn said in How to steal in non-player locked games?:

Point Left stick towards base and press r2

Is it L2/LT? And when do I do it? I have been inputting that and nothing happens.

Yeah, use L2/LT, works better. Do it before the pitcher winds up. If you have just one runner on just hit L2. No need to point towards base. Dont hold, just tap.

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It is l2/lt iam sorry haha you can also hold l2/lt and release as the pitcher start his wind up

If u don't wanna run, just hold it till he pitched the ball

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I officially cannot get stealing to work. I've tried holding LT, tapping LT, pressing direction on left stick and tapping LT. The runner won't move, except sometimes they run way before the pitch if I'm holding it and get thrown out. Am I in control or is it a suggestion tied to stats?