MLB: Boston 18, Minnesota 5

BOSTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox pounded Minnesota pitchers for 23 hits, including homers by Kevin Youkilis and Kevin Cash, and blitzed the Twins 18-5 Wednesday.

MLB: Boston 6, N.Y. Yankees 4

NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell's three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning Friday helped the Boston Red Sox top the New York Yankees 6-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- Matt Garza pitched seven innings and Dioner Navarro had two RBI Tuesday to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Boston 9, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, June 15 (UPI) -- Josh Beckett and two relievers teamed up on a six-hit shutout Sunday in the Boston Red Sox' 9-0 rout of the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Boston 9, Baltimore 2

BOSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A fifth-inning grand slam homer by Mike Lowell put Boston in charge Thursday and the Red Sox went on to blast Baltimore 9-2.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 3

BOSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Bartolo Colon won the 150th game of his career Wednesday and Jason Varitek hit a three-run homer in Boston's 6-3 decision over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 6, Kansas City 3

BOSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, including a homer, and three runs scored Wednesday in pacing Boston to a 6-3 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: Boston 5, Milwaukee 3

BOSTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by David Ortiz Saturday helped the Boston Red Sox beat Milwaukee 5-3 in the opener of a day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Boston 3

BALTIMORE, May 14 (UPI) -- Jay Payton's seventh-inning grand slam homer Wednesday boosted the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 victory over Boston.

MLB: Boston 5, Detroit 1

DETROIT, May 8 (UPI) -- Josh Beckett allowed six hits and struck out eight over seven innings Thursday, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 decision over Detroit.

MLB: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss ignited a five-run fourth inning with a solo homer Friday and the Boston Red Sox waited out a long rain delay before defeating Tampa Bay 7-3.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 26 (UPI) -- Akinori Iwamuras two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Boston 7, LA Angels 6

BOSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury hit two home runs and scored the winning run Tuesday to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Boston 11, Texas 3

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- David Ortiz blasted a grand slam homer and drove in five runs Friday, lifting the Boston Red Sox to an 11-3 whipping of Texas.

MLB: Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 5

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury each had two RBI Sunday to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees.
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Jacoby Ellsbury
Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury (46) gets a high five from teammate George Kottaras after Ellsbury scored on a single by teammate Nick Green in the second inning against the Florida Marlins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (first name pronounced /dʒəˈkoʊbi/ jə-koh-bee); born September 11, 1983) is an American professional baseball center fielder with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Ellsbury attended Madras High School where he was a 4-year letterman in football and baseball, and played varsity basketball his sophomore through senior year. Ellsbury's career batting average of .567 and being caught stealing only once are Oregon High School State Records. He also holds the Oregon record for stolen bases in a game with 7. Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB Draft but did not sign. He was then drafted 23rd overall by Boston in 2005, after three years at Oregon State University.

Ellsbury is officially enrolled as a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major Leagues. As of 2008, he was one of only three active non-Hispanic Native American players in Major League Baseball, along with Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals and Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees. Ellsbury is English and German on his paternal side.

Ellsbury was born September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon, to Jim and Margie Ellsbury, the oldest of four children. Growing up with Little League Baseball, he often played on a team with kids up to three years his senior though he was still the fastest and best player on the team. In high school, Ellsbury lettered in football and baseball for four years and in basketball for three. He hit .681 and had 82 stolen bases his senior year in baseball and averaged 15.6 points per game and had an average of 3.4 blocks per game in basketball. He finished his football career with 12 interceptions and 5 kickoff returns for touchdowns.

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