Dice-K Leads Sox To Third Straight Win

Dice-K, Lowrie lead Boston to 9-1 win over Toronto

      BOSTON (AP) – Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched one-hit ball for seven
sharp innings, Jed Lowrie got four more hits and the Boston Red Sox
extended their winning streak to three games with a 9-1 win over
the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
      Matsuzaka (1-2) gave up a clean single to center to Jose
Bautista with two outs in the first. The Red Sox righty walked
Travis Snider with two outs in the second, then set down his final
16 batters.
      In his previous start, Matsuzaka allowed seven runs in two
innings. Yunel Escobar homered off Tim Wakefield in the ninth for
Toronto's other hit.
      Lowrie homered, and now has 15 hits in his last 24 at-bats.
Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury also homered.
      Ricky Romero (1-2) allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings.
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