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Lowered, but finally rising

Lineup move gets Ellsbury on track

Jacoby Ellsbury slides into second ahead of Robinson Cano’s tag in the ninth. It was Ellsbury’s fourth theft of the game. Jacoby Ellsbury slides into second ahead of Robinson Cano’s tag in the ninth. It was Ellsbury’s fourth theft of the game. (Ray Stubblebine/ Reuters)
By Peter Abraham
Globe Staff / August 10, 2010

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NEW YORK — It’s standard practice for a manager to drop a struggling hitter down in the lineup. For Jacoby Ellsbury, it was a precipitous plunge from leadoff to No. 9 against the Yankees yesterday. (Full article: 787 words)

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