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Aug. 3, 2011 at 11:08 PM

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the winning run in the ninth for the second straight game Wednesday, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over Cleveland.

Ellsbury hit a two-out homer off Joe Smith Wednesday after delivering an RBI single in the ninth that gave the Red Sox the victory Tuesday.

Smith (2-2) got both Darnell McDonald and Marco Scutaro on ground balls to start the ninth and threw a strike past Ellsbury. Ellsbury then launched a blast to center for his 18th homer of the year.

Boston never trailed, but Cleveland twice came back to tie it. Ezequiel Carrera rallied the Indians into a 3-3 deadlock in the seventh with a ground-rule double that scored Lonnie Chisenhall.

Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon (4-0) came on in a tie game in the ninth and got the win with a perfect inning.

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