Notes: Ellsbury continues to show home run power

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Notes: Ellsbury continues to show home run power

By Maureen Mullen
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- In their three wins against the Blue Jays, the Red Sox outscored Toronto 21-3. The Sox finished the nine-game homestand with a 5-4 record, and are 5-10 overall.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit his team-high fourth home run of the season Monday, a solo shot of Otavio Dotel leading off the seventh inning. With his home run Sunday,it is the second time in his career he has homered in back-to-back games. He also did so on Aug. 6 and 9 at Kansas City and Chicago, respectively.

J.D. Drew served as the leadoff batter for the first time this season. A triple in his first plate appearance gives the Sox a 2-for-15 record by batters in the first plate appearance of a game this season, with Jed Lowries single on Saturday. Drews triple was his first since June 27 at San Francisco. It was the Sox first lead-off triple since Drew hit on on June 29, 2009, at Baltimore.

Carl Crawford snapped an 0-for-15 slide with a double off the wall in the sixth inning. He went 1-for-5 with an RBI, raising his average from .127 to .133.
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