MLB: Boston 5, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia's two-run single in the seventh inning Sunday gave Boston the lead and the Red Sox hung on to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-3.

MLB: Boston 12, Kansas City 5

BOSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam home run to highlight a five-run fourth Wednesday and sent the Boston Red Sox rolling to a 12-5 win over Kansas City.
MLB: Boston 4, Baltimore 0

MLB: Boston 4, Baltimore 0

BALTIMORE, July 20 (UPI) -- Andrew Miller and three relievers teamed up on a two-hit shutout and Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice Wednesday in Boston's 4-0 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 9, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Reddick all homered Saturday, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over Tampa.

MLB: Boston 6, Toronto 4

BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury had his second and third RBI of the game during a four-run fourth inning Wednesday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 6-4 win over Toronto.

MLB: Boston 2, Houston 1

HOUSTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning Sunday, handing the Boston Red Sox a 2-1 win over Houston.
MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 2

MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek hit back-to-back eighth-inning home runs Thursday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 interleague win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Boston 16, Toronto 4

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek and David Ortiz each blasted three-run homers Saturday and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight with a 16-4 rout of Toronto.

MLB: Boston 6, New York Yankees 4

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a solo home run and David Ortiz belted a two-run homer Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-4.

MLB: Boston 6, Detroit 3

DETROIT, May 27 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford homered during a five-run third Friday and the Boston Red Sox gained revenge against Rick Porcello in a 6-3 win over Detroit.

MLB: Boston 8, Baltimore 7

BOSTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez belted a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth Monday, rallying the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 6, N.Y. Yankees 0

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Josh Beckett hurled six shutout innings and Adrian Gonzalez bashed a three-run homer Saturday in Boston's 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 9, Los Angeles Angels 5

BOSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez sparked a big seventh inning with a bases-clearing double and the Boston Red Sox went on to outslug the Los Angeles Angels 9-5.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 2

BALTIMORE, April 28 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez and Jacoby Ellsbury both drove in two runs Thursday and the Boston Red Sox piled up 13 hits in downing Baltimore 6-2.

MLB: Boston 9, Toronto 1

BOSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one hit over seven innings and was backed by a 13-hit attack Monday in Boston's 9-1 Patriot Day victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
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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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