Record-breaking night for Ells paces Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jacoby Ellsbury banged out three hits and stole five bases - a new one-game Red Sox record - as the Red Sox pounded Philadelphia pitching for 14 hits and routed the Phillies 9-2 at Citizens Bank Park.

Franklin Morales (pictured)started for Boston. He went five innings to secure the win allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in five innings.

The Red Sox jumped on Jay Pettibone for four runs in the top of the first inning, solo runs in the sixth & seventh, and put the game away with three in the ninth. Jonny Gomes and David Ortiz both went deep for the Sox. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a pair of hits and drove in three runs.

FOllowing the game, the Red Sox left for New York and a weekend series with the Yankees who were swept by the Mets. Jon Lester will pitch Friday night.

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