Dice-K Shines as Sox Beat the Jays

BOSTON (AP) – Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed three hits in seven

innings and the Boston Red Sox capitalized on more wildness by

Toronto Blue Jays pitchers for a 6-1 win Tuesday night.

Matsuzaka struck out nine and allowed just three runners on a

single and double by John Buck and a double by Fred Lewis. He

walked none, while four Toronto pitchers issued eight bases on

balls one night after the Red Sox drew seven walks in a 7-6 win.

The Red Sox won their third straight as Matsuzaka (2-1) had the

best outing of his three games since coming off the disabled list

after recovering from a neck strain. In each of his other two

starts, he had one terrible inning but was otherwise solid.

Dana Eveland (3-2) gave up all of Boston's runs in four-plus

innings.