Ellsbury back in Red Sox lineup vs. Rays

Ellsbury back in Red Sox lineup vs. Rays
July 24, 2013, 5:00 pm
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BOSTON -- Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Red Sox lineup on Wednesday night, starting in center field and leading off.

Ellsbury was not in the lineup Tuesday night, in just the team's fifth game back from the All-Star break.

Farrell said before Wednesday's game that Ellsbury could have been available to pinch run on Tuesday, but the original goal was to give him the entire game, so they stuck to that goal.

"First and foremost, to give him a complete down day," said Farrell. "If there was an opportunity for him to pinch run, that was there. But the whole idea of giving a guy a day down, is to be just that in its entirety."