Thespoof.com: Jacoby Ellsbury the running bandit stole home and the Boston Red Sox ran off with a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees.
Boston's speedster surprised left-hander Andy Pettitte with his dash in a three-run fifth inning that gave the Red Sox their 10th straight win, 4-1 Sunday night.
They came from behind in all three games and trailed Sunday on Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly in the third. But the Red Sox tied it on a sacrifice fly by David Ortiz in the bottom of the inning.
In the fifth, Ortiz doubled in the go-ahead run before Kevin Youkilis was walked intentionally to load the bases. As Pettitte began his windup with J.D. Drew at bat, Ellsbury raced home like a cheetah and slid in headfirst ahead of Jorge Posada's tag. Drew then made it 4-1 with a ground-rule double.
Pettitte (2-1) dropped to 17-2 in 24 starts when trying to prevent the Yankees from getting swept, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Ellsbury's steal was the latest dramatic play in a series full of them for the Red Sox.