Ellsbury, Baldelli sit for Game 4 of ALCS

Tuesday, October 14, 2008



The Boston Red Sox are putting slumping leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury on the bench.

J.D. Drew took over Ellsbury's spot at the top of the batting order for Game 4 of the AL championship series against Tampa Bay. Coco Crisp will play center field instead of Ellsbury.

Ellsbury is hitless in the ALCS, going 0-for-14. He emerged as a rookie star during last year's World Series.

The Rays also made a lineup switch, starting Fernando Perez in right field. He scored the winning run in Game 2 as a pinch-runner. Rocco Baldelli played right field in Game 3.

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