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Ellsbury leads off

Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the Boston Red Sox lineup Wednesday night – batting leadoff – after a 16-game absence because of a fractured right foot. “We’re all looking forward to seeing Jacoby back on the field – probably no one more than Jacoby himself,” Boston manager John Farrell said of his center fielder before the Red Sox went out and beat Colorado in Denver. “He’s been chomping on the bit to get back on the field after the work that he’s done.” Farrell said Ellsbury had been cleared by Dr. Thomas Clanton while the team was in Colorado. Ellsbury is hitting .320 with a home run and eight stolen bases in his last 17 games. On Wednesday, he went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored.

Associated Press


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