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Yankees’ Ellsbury steals home

Jacoby Ellsbury of the Yankees slides in under the tag of Tampa Bay catcher Curt Casali as Brett Gardner of the Yankees bails out of the batter’s box on Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York.
Jacoby Ellsbury of the Yankees slides in under the tag of Tampa Bay catcher Curt Casali as Brett Gardner of the Yankees bails out of the batter’s box on Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York. The Associated Press

The New York Yankees have been struggling to score runs lately, so Friday night, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury decided to take matters into his own hands. Ellsbury singled with two outs in the fifth, took second on a single, took third on a balk, then stole home to tie the score 3-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ellsbury became the first Yankee to pull off a straight steal of home since Derek Jeter did it in 2001. The Yankees won 6-3, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Compiled by the Bee Sports staff.

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