Dice-K Walks Eight As Sox Lose To Lowly KC

BOSTON (AP) – Brian Bannister pitched six strong innings and

David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Kansas City, lifting the

Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

Boston snapped a five-game winning streak following a three-game

sweep of Tampa Bay.

Bannister (4-3) gave up three runs on nine hits and struck out

four while winning his third straight. He won for the first time in

five decisions against the Red Sox. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect

ninth for his 12th save.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2) continued his up-and-down season with a

shaky performance, walking a season-high eight while allowing three

runs over 4 2-3 innings.


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