Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/31/13
AP photo Laurence Kesterson Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Yes, as the entire Nation — and anybody who happened to flip past ESPN tonight — knows, Jacoby Ellsbury stole the show on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, pacing the Red Sox to a 9-2 rout of the Phillies and a split of the four-game, home-and-away series. Ellsbury went three-for-four at the plate, walked once and was hit by a pitch, but it was his prowess on the basepaths, not in the hitter’s box, that got him the accolades, stealing a team-record five bags during the game to give him an MLB-leading 21 on the year, two ahead of San Diego’s Everth Cabrera and four ahead of Baltimore’s Nate McLouth. Lost in the baserunning glitz? A solid, five-inning, four-hit outing by Franklin Morales in his first big-league start of 2013. Jarrod Saltalamacchia going two-for-five at the dish and actually managing to throw out a runner at second base in the first inning. Jose Iglesias further stating his case to stay at the
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