Whenever Jacoby Ellsbury hits a ball into the gap or one that carroms off the wall, you can't help but wonder just how long the speedster could run for. In the seventh inning on Monday night, he came all the way around to score.
Ellsbury drove a 2-2 pitch from Orioles reliever Jeremy Accardo toward the triangle in right-center field at Fenway. The ball struck off the some padding on the wall and ricocheted all the way toward left-center field. Ellsbury, hustling as usual, came all the way around for a stand-up inside-the-park home run.
It marked the Red Sox' first inside-the-park home run since Kevin Youkilis' on May 28, 2007.
Conor Jackson hit a grand slam over the Green Monster later in the inning to extend the Sox' lead to 18-9. Ellsbury came up in the inning for a second time as the Sox batted around and, as you'd expect, received a standing ovation from the Fenway crowd.
Ellsbury's home run was his 28th of the season.