Sox how he used to help them win. He did it for the Yanke

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BOSTON -- Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win. He did it for the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday night. The boos had barely subsided when Ellsbury tripled leading off the game, his first as an opponent at Fenway Park. Then in the bottom of the first he stole a hit from Boston leadoff hitter Grady Sizemore with a sliding catch in left-centre field as his cap flew off. New York won 9-3 and Ellsbury, who spent seven seasons with the Red Sox before signing a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees, was a major contributor. "You want to go out there and put on a good performance," said Ellsbury, who received a mixed reception. "It was nice to get a triple right off the bat, just allow us to score right from the get-go." The two-run double in the fifth also was pretty satisfying. It gave the Yankees a 7-2 lead one inning after David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers for the Red Sox. That was a "big hit," New York manager Joe Girardi said. "They had climbed a little bit closer to get it to 4-2. I thought he played extremely well." Tanaka (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. His 35 strikeouts in his first four major league starts set a team record and hes walked just two batters in 29 1-3 innings. But this was his first game at Fenway. "I understand its a stadium rich in tradition," Tanaka said through a translator. "Going up on the mound, I did feel that." Jon Lester (2-3) struggled after four outstanding outings, allowing seven runs in 4 2-3 innings. "They put some good swings on him," Boston manager John Farrell said. "Then when they mishit some balls, they found some holes." There were more boos than cheers for Ellsbury from the crowd that contained a sizeable amount of Yankees fans when he stepped in as the first batter. With an 0-2 count, he drove the ball about five feet from the top of the centre field wall. It was ruled a triple after a spectator reached out and interfered with it. Ellsbury scored on a single by Derek Jeter, starting the Yankees toward their seventh win in nine games. Jeter took second on a passed ball and took third when catcher A.J. Pierzynski threw into centre field. Carlos Beltran singled in Jeter, making it 2-0 before an out was recorded. After the bottom of the first, a video tribute of Ellsburys highlights was shown on the centre field screen. He smiled and waved from the visiting dugout. "For them to just take a moment to have some cheers, it was nice," said Ellsbury, a big part of Bostons World Series title last year. The Yankees added two runs in the third on consecutive doubles by Alfonso Soriano, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The Red Sox cut the lead in half on the homers by Ortiz, his fourth of the season, and Napoli, his fifth, ending Tanakas scoreless streak at 16 1-3 innings. Lester nearly escaped a jam in the fifth before an error by first baseman Napoli led to four unearned runs and an 8-2 Yankees lead. "Weve given some extra outs," Farrell said. "At this level, when you do that, youre asking for trouble." Teixeira walked and took second on a McCanns single. Lester struck out the next two batters then got Brian Roberts to hit a liner to Napoli. But the ball went off his glove and into right field, allowing Teixeira to score. Ellsbury then doubled in two runs. That was all for Lester as Chris Capuano came in and gave up Jeters RBI single. The Yankees made it 9-2 in the eighth on Beltrans fifth homer. It came off Edward Mujica, his teammate last season when the St. Louis Cardinals went to the World Series but lost in six games to Boston. Xander Bogaerts, who wears the No. 2 Ellsbury had with Boston, doubled in a run for the Red Sox in the ninth. On Wednesday night, Ellsbury can show one asset, his base stealing, that he didnt display Tuesday. "With a triple and a double and the situation in the game, I really didnt have an opportunity," he said, "but well see." NOTES: The Yankees activated RHP David Robertson from the disabled list and sent LHP Cesar Cabral to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. ... Yankees team doctor Christopher Ahmad has recommended Tommy John surgery for RHP Ivan Nova. There was no word on whether Nova had decided to have the operation. ... Jeter has hit in 11 straight games and reached base in all 15 games hes played. ... Ortiz needs one more game to tie Harold Baines for the most as a designated hitter with 1,643. ... Shabazz Napier of the NCAA champion Connecticut mens basketball team threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Teammates stood behind him as he threw to catcher David Ross. 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Two weeks after suffering a concussion, Foles will start in place of Michael Vick, who is out for the second time this season with a hamstring injury. Cheap Heat Jerseys China . -- The Windsor Spitfires were left with just one goaltender Tuesday after having their starter walk out on them midway through Game 3 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff matchup with the London Knights.LONDON -- Eugenie Bouchards historic run at Wimbledon is over, but she thinks shes just getting started. Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday in the womens final to claim her second Wimbledon title, ending an impressive run by the 20-year-old Canadian at the All England Club. No Canadian had ever reached a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era before Bouchard. It was a big moment walking out on to centre court for a final. I have that experience now, I know what it feels like, said Bouchard. I hope I can walk out to many more finals. Thats the goal. Im going to go back, work on my game, try to get better. You always need to get better. Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., is currently ranked 13th in the world, seven positions below Kvitova. She will rise to seventh when the WTA standings are updated after Wimbledon. She beat Germanys Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-final before topping Romanias Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semis. The success at Wimbledon comes after a breakthrough season last year. Bouchard reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open earlier this season. I think its a tough road to try and become as good as I want to be, no matter what, said Bouchard. Im not going to win every single time. I think this was a good experience for me -- my first Slam final -- so Im going to learn a lot from this match and hopefully use it to get much better. Bouchard was overwhelmed by Kvitova, who added a second to her first from 2011. Watching from the Royal Box was Britains Princess Eugenie, the royal for whom the Canadian was named. Tough loss today at Wimbledon, but youre an inspiration (at)geniebouchard & Canada couldnt be more proud of you, said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a tweet. Kvitova, her right thigh heavily wrapped as it was through the two-week tournament, quickly took charge of the match. She handcuffed Bouchards attacking game with a strong offence of her own, putting the Canadian under pressure on every service game with break point. I have to give full credit to my opponent, she played unbelievable, said Bouchard. I know I wont win every match but I want to be as good as I can be. This was a good experience and something I will learn from. I can hopefully use it to get better. Bouchard was broken in the third and seventh games to fall to a 5-2 deficit. She showed her own form by breaking back for 3-5 after Kvitova netted after chaasing Bouchards cross-court shot.dddddddddddd Despite Bouchards resistance, Kvitova wrapped up the first set in less than 30 minutes on a third set point. Kvitova picked up where she left off to start the second set with a break of Bouchard for 2-0. With the experienced Czech keeping up a lethally rapid pace, there was little time for Bouchard to react. Bouchard missed on a return at her feet to trail 4-0 as Kvitova took a stranglehold on the match. The Czech dished out a love game for 5-0 and finished off the title performance on her first match point with a deeply angled backhand cross-court winner after 55 minutes on court. It has been a strong tournament for other Canadians as well. Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock beat Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States in a thrilling 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 victory to win the mens doubles final Saturday. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., made it to the mens singles semifinal before losing to seven-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland in straight sets. The last Canadian to reach a mens final four at a major was Robert Powell at Wimbledon in 1908, according to Tennis Canada. Montreal native Greg Rusedski reached the U.S. Open final in 1997 but he was representing Great Britain at that time. Defending mixed doubles champions Daniel Nestor of Toronto and French partner Kristina Mladenovic will play a semifinal match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan. Bouchard has done well at the All England Club in the past. She won the Wimbledon girls title in 2012, becoming the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam in singles. I love coming back to Wimbledon, so thank you, guys, said Bouchard at centre court immediately after the match to a loud round of applause from the fans in attendance Saturday. Last year at Wimbledon, Bouchard won her second-round match against former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets before she was eliminated in the third round by Carla Suarez Navarro. Kvitova defeated Bouchard in straight sets in their lone previous meeting last year at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Bouchard said she will return to Montreal to decompress after the Wimbledon final. Ill take some time off -- much deserved, Ive been playing a lot of tennis at a high level recently, said Bouchard. Ill take time for the mind and body and then hit the practice court again and get excited for the second half of the season. 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