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MLB: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2

BOSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Boston's Jon Lester allowed three hits and every Red Sox batter had at least one hit Friday in a 12-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of an ALDS.

MLB: Baltimore 7, Boston 6

BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Flaherty supplied two hits, including a key two-run double in the sixth inning, helping rally Baltimore to a season-ending 7-6 win over Boston Sunday.

MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Thursday, boosting Boston to a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 20, Detroit 4

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Will Middlebrooks hit a grand slam and David Ortiz drove in four runs with two homers Wednesday as part of Boston's 20-4 mauling of Detroit.

MLB: Boston 7, Chicago White Sox 6

BOSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- David Ortiz provided three RBI Sunday and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Boston 7, Chicago White Sox 2

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy limited his former White Sox teammates to two runs through seven innings Saturday, staking first-place Boston to a 7-2 victory over Chicago.

MLB: Boston 13, Baltimore 2

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino homered twice and drove in seven runs Tuesday, backing a strong start from Felix Doubront in Boston's 13-2 trouncing of Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 12, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Felix Doubront dominated San Francisco over eight innings Wednesday and the Boston Red Sox banged out 12 hits in their 12-1 interleague rout of the Giants.

MLB: Boston 6, New York Yankees 1

BOSTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- John Lackey fired 6 2/3 solid innings and Jacoby Ellsbury backed him with a pair of RBI Saturday, elevating Boston to a 6-1 defeat of the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 4, Toronto 2 (11 innings)

TORONTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino drove in two runs with an 11th-inning single Tuesday, hoisting the Boston Red Sox over Toronto 4-2.

MLB: Boston 5, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 with two RBI and contributed to a fourth-inning uprising that carried the Boston Red Sox over Kansas City 5-3 Saturday.

MLB: Boston 15, Houston 10

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Boston catcher Ryan Lavarnway allowed four past balls Tuesday but redeemed himself with the go-ahead hit in the Red Sox's 15-10 win over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Boston 4, Arizona 0

BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Felix Doubront hurled seven shutout innings and Jacoby Ellsbury backed him with two RBI Sunday, staking Boston to a 4-0 interleague win over Arizona.

MLB: Boston 5, Arizona 2

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Newly acquired Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his Boston debut Saturday and the Red Sox came alive late for a 5-2 interleague win over Arizona.

MLB: Boston 8, Seattle 2

BOSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Brandon Workman logged his first major-league win and Dustin Pedroia homered en route to three RBI Tuesday in Boston's 8-2 victory over Seattle.
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jacoby Ellsbury."
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