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While his reception was mild and mixed before his first at-bat at Fenway Park tonight, Jacoby Ellsbury's bat made a lot of noise in his return.
Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in his return to Fenway Park and Jon Lester struggled as the Sox dropped to 1-4 against the Yankees this season.
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"I haven't really thought about the reception too much because it's out of my hands," Jacoby Ellsbury said. "I can't do anything about it.
As he comes to Fenway, Masahiro Tanaka has looked almost unhittable at times. But, let's not forget, three starts in to his major-league career Daisuke Matsuzaka looked darn good, too.
Among those profiled in the first part of our series: Rick Burleson, Bob Ojeda, Juan Beniquez, and Rick "Tall Boy" Jones, who celebrated his first day in the big leagues with an elevator ride. Because who wouldn't?
The Red Sox have had an awfully difficult time scoring runs in 2014. One place to fix that problem is with some continuity in the leadoff spot, writes Adam Kaufman.
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