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MLB: Boston 4, New York Yankees 2

BOSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Boston jumped in front on home runs by Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes Friday and the Red Sox held on to defeat the New York Yankees 4-2.

MLB: Boston 4, Oakland 2

OAKLAND, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia's two-run single broke a tie in the eighth inning Friday and pushed Boston past Oakland 4-2.

MLB: Boston 8, Seattle 7 (10 inn.)

SEATTLE, July 11 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava's RBI single in the 10th inning Thursday climaxed a Boston comeback and gave the Red Sox an 8-7 victory over Seattle.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 9, Boston 7 (11 innings)

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton's two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a come-from-behind 9-7 win over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Boston 5, Toronto 4

BOSTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Josh Thole's ninth-inning error on a Shane Victorino ground ball allowed the winning run to score Sunday, handing Boston a 5-4 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 11, Colorado 4

BOSTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 and drove in four runs Tuesday, keying a 20-hit assault that carried Boston to an 11-4 interleague win over Colorado.

MLB: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1 (1st game)

BOSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Alfredo Aceves tossed five innings of one-run ball Tuesday, helping Boston to a rain-interrupted 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in the first game of a doubleheader.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Boston 4 (13 inn.)

BALTIMORE, June 14 (UPI) -- Chris Davis singled home Nick Markakis from second with two out in the 13th inning Thursday, giving Baltimore a 5-4 decision over Boston.

MLB: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava hit a two-run homer in the third inning Wednesday and five Boston pitchers made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Boston 6, Texas 3

BOSTON, June 6 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer with nobody out in the ninth inning Thursday, giving Boston a 6-3 triumph over Texas.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, Boston 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 29 (UPI) -- Jonathan Papelbon stranded the potential tying run on third base in the ninth inning Wednesday to preserve Philadelphia's 4-3 victory over Boston.

MLB: Boston 6, Cleveland 5

BOSTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury's game-winning, two-run double capped a stunning ninth-inning comeback Sunday that boosted the Boston Red Sox over Cleveland 6-5.

MLB: Boston 8, Cleveland 1

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- John Lackey gave up two hits over seven innings Friday and received help from Mike Carp's three-run homer in Boston's 8-1 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Boston 3, Minnesota 2 (10 inn.)

MINNEAPOLIS, May 18 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes lifted a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning that delivered Dustin Pedroia and gave Boston a 3-2 decision over Minnesota.

MLB: Toronto 3, Boston 2

BOSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Adam Lind smacked a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning Saturday, boosting the Toronto Blue Jays over Boston 3-2.
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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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