Jacoby Ellsbury, bullpen helps Red Sox finally beat Royals

August 10, 2013 - 6:48 pm
Jacoby Ellsbury notched four hits, and the Red Sox' bullpen followed Felix Doubront with five innings of scoreless relief as the Sox beat the Royals, 5-3, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The big inning for the visitors came in the fourth inning, which resulted in four runs for the Red Sox. Helping key the frame was a two-run, opposite field single by newly-promoted Will Middlebrooks. The third baseman finished with a pair of hits. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront only managed four innings, being charged with three runs while tossing 98 pitches. Brandon Workman came on for Doubront and did allow one of his inherited runners to score, but settled in to strike  out three in 1 1/3 innings. Finishing off the final three innings were relievers Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa, and Koji Uehara. Ellsbury's four hits included a pair of RBI. Also knocking in a run was Stephen Drew. For the entire box score, click here. For a complete recap of the Red Sox win, click here.