Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury corked two hits in Tuesday\'s win over Boston.
Insight: Ellsbury received a mixed reaction from fans in his return to Fenway Park. Though he still hasn\'t homered yet, Ellsbury has collected a robust .342 average in his first 20 games as a Bronx Bomber. He also has eight thefts on ten stolen base attempts.
Description: Rockies starter Franklin Morales was lights out Tuesday in a win over San Francisco.
Insight: Morales surrendered just one run over seven innings, striking out seven with two walks. After losing his spot in the starting rotation earlier this season, Morales (2-1, 3.86 ERA) got it back last week when Brett Anderson underwent surgery to repair a broken finger. We\'ll see how long he holds onto his job this time around.
Description: A brain injury has forced former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen to retire from pro football. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: An on-field stroke against Buffalo in Week 15 left Allen with a dead spot on his brain. The injury was originally believed to be a concussion but was actually much more serious. Allen\'s best season came in 2012 when he recorded a career-high 131 tackles in 16 games for Jacksonville. The San Diego State alum turns 28 next month.
Description: Toronto G/F DeMar DeRozan looked much better in Tuesday night\'s win over the Nets.
Insight: DeRozan couldn\'t get much going in Game 1 (14 points on 3-of-13 shooting) but Game 2 was a completely different story. He ended up with 30 points in 38 minutes of court time. He shot 12-of-14 from the free throw line and is now 20-of-22 from that distance in this series (90.9 percent). Game 3 will be played Friday in Brooklyn.