KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury
went 4-for-5 with two RBI and contributed to a fourth-inning uprising that carried the Boston Red Sox over Kansas City 5-3 Saturday.
The Red Sox broke open a scoreless tie in the fourth when Stephen Drew dumped a one-out double into shallow right field, scoring Mike Carp and sending Jarrod Saltalamacchia to third.
Will Middlebrooks followed by blooping a pitch just inside the right-field line, scoring a pair of runs, and Ellsbury then made it 4-0 with an RBI double into the right-center field gap.
He later added another run-scoring two-bagger for the American League East-leading Red Sox, who rebounded after two straight losses in Kansas City.
Brandon Workman (3-1) notched the decision with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Felix Doubront and Koji Uehara picked up his 12th save for Boston.
The loss was hung on Royals' Jeremy Guthrie (12-8), who surrendered five runs on 10 hits over six innings.
Billy Butler went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Eric Hosmer added a run-scoring double as Kansas City's three-game winning streak ended.
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