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Ellsbury led off the bottom of the first inning with a ground-rule double and then stole third to break Tommy Harper's franchise record of 54, set in 1973.
Ellsbury stole 50 bases last year, and has has 114 stolen bases in major-league 296 games. That's not counting the base he stole in the 2007 World Series that earned everyone in the United States a free taco.
NOTES: Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start on Wednesday night. Martinez is expected to catch him for the first time. ... Chicago has lost seven of its last eight in Fenway Park, giving up eight runs or more in each of the first six before Tuesday. ... Hideki Okajima muffed a popup behind the mound with his back to the plate in the eighth. ... The Red Sox acquired LHP Billy Wagner from the New York Mets for two players to be named.
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