Jacoby Ellsbury matched a career high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Ellsbury can't really pinpoint why he has been so successful against a pitcher who has already won 12 games for the resurgent Royals. "I was looking at my at-bats in the past against him and it's just one of those baseball things that has worked out in my favor," Ellsbury said. Ellsbury held true to form and then some by going 4-for-4 against Guthrie and 4-for-5 overall as the Red Sox held off Kansas City for a 5-3 win at Kauffman Stadium. "He's in a good place right now and has been for quite awhile," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He's up there with a number of guys in the importance they have with this team. He's a pretty dynamic player."
Jacoby Ellsbury logged four hits and third baseman Will Middlebrooks fueled a decisive four-run fourth inning with a two-run single to help the Red Sox earn a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday night.