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Ellsbury Returns To Red Sox Lineup

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Jacoby Ellsbury  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Jacoby Ellsbury is back atop the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night, leading off and playing center field.

Ellsbury had missed the last five games after suffering a groin injury last Thursday in Philadelphia. He stole a team-record five bases in his last game played — injuring himself on his final steal.

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Ellsbury is batting .400 over his last 10 games and is riding a five-game hit streak.

Here is the full Red Sox lineup as they conclude their three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Jonny Gomes, LF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Mike Napoli, 1B

6. Daniel Nava, RF

7. David Ross, C

8. Jose Iglesias, SS

9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

- Jon Lester, P

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