Kevin Youkilis tagged the bag to get the Marlins' Jeremy Hermida out on an infield ground ball during the first inning.
Kevin Youkilis tagged the bag to get the Marlins' Jeremy Hermida out on an infield ground ball during the first inning.
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Boston Red Sox defeat Florida Marlins, 6-1

Perhaps it was that giant “500’’ mowed into the grass. Perhaps it was an aberration. But for whatever reason, last night Jacoby Ellsbury wasn’t anything like the Ellsbury he had been all season.

It started with the bad, his first error in 232 career major league games, which enabled the Marlins to score an unearned run off Brad Penny.

From there? Well, it took a turn for the better. Ellsbury demonstrated that even when he’s not looking for walks, he is capable of get...