DENVER (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox used strong performances by two
rookies to get to the verge of their second World Series sweep in
four years after beating Colorado 10-5 in Game 3.
Jacoby Ellsbury (jah-KOH'-bee EHLS'-bur-ee) and Dustin Pedroia,
the first two batters in the Boston lineup, were a combined
7-for-10 with three runs and four RBIs.
Ellsbury is the first rookie in 61 years with four hits in a
Series game, getting three of Boston's seven doubles. Pedroia had
three hits, including a bunt single that helped set up a six-run
third against Josh Fogg.
Ellsbury says he was ``just trying to do what I did at
Double-A'' when he played in the minors. Pedroia also had an
eighth-inning double in the eighth as the Red Sox scored three runs
after Colorado had closed to 6-5 in the seventh inning.
Rockies manager Clint Hurdle says the Red Sox ``have been doing
a fantastic job at the top of the order. We have to find a way to
slow them down.''
The Red Sox, who swept St. Louis in the 2004 series, go for the
sweep of Colorado when they play Game 4 Sunday night at Coors
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