He did get a few cheers when he came up as the first batter of the game. Then he hit the ball high off the center field wall on an 0-and-2 pitch and was awarded a triple when a fan reached over and interfered with it.
Ellsbury spent seven seasons with Boston before signing a seven-year contract with New York after last season.
He began Tuesday night's game with a .338 batting average, no homers, six RBIs and eight stolen bases in 19 games. In his seven years with the Red Sox, he hit .297 with 54 homers, 314 RBIs and 241 stolen bases.
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