Since the start of the second half, the Red Sox have allowed themselves to dream of a lineup featuring a full complement of players.

Until Carl Crawford makes his season debut Monday, that won't happen.

But the Sox got closer to the goal Sunday with the return of Will Middlebrooks -- who had missed the final seven games of the first half with a hamstring pull -- and Jacoby Ellsbury, who missed most of the first 10 weeks with a subluxed shoulder.



Ellsbury picked up where he left off Saturday night -- when he smashed a run-scoring single and double -- and collected three hits in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.