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 Royals on Saturday night. Ellsbury had RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings and also stole his major league-leading 42nd base.

Billy Butler went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (12-8), who had won his previous four starts, threw a season-high 123 pitches in seven innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and a walk.