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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ellsbury back on track

August 5. KANSAS CITY, MO. Jacoby Ellsbury entered last night’s game against the Royals having gone 34 days without a stolen base. Even with the extended drought, he began the day tied with Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki for the American League lead in steals with 35, and he picked the perfect time to add to his total. Ellsbury was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in the Sox’ 8-2 rout. He swiped second base twice, once after a leadoff single in the fifth inning and again after an RBI single in the sixth.

“He got in a situation where he could use his legs,” manager Terry Francona said.
With 37 swipes, Ellsbury is in sole possession of ninth place on the club’s single-season steals list. It was his 23rd multihit game of the season and first since July 27 against the Yankees.
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