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Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3
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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, reaches down to greet a former teammate, New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury, prior to a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 22, 2014, 10:38 pm

BOSTON (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.

Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees.

Tanaka (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. His 35 strikeouts in his first four major league starts set a team record and he's walked just two batters in 29 1-3 innings.

Jon Lester (2-3) struggled after four outstanding outings, allowing seven runs in 4 2-3 innings.

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