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Jacoby Ellsbury back in lineup

Updated: June 7, 2013, 1:25 AM ET
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After sitting out the past five games with a groin injury, Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the lineup Thursday in his usual leadoff spot.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday he thought he needed to get Ellsbury to "80 percent or better intensity level" before putting him back in the lineup.

Ellsbury injured the groin in last Thursday's win in Philadelphia, during which he recorded a team-record five stolen bases. Ellsbury was 11-for-23 with five extra-base ...

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