TORONTO (AP) -Daisuke Matsuzaka's lack of control in a key situation cost him against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dice-K struck out 10 over six innings but forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk to Gregg Zaun in the fourth, and Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Tuesday night despite getting just three hits.
Matsuzaka (1-2) retired his first eight batters and Wily Mo Pena's third-inning homer gave him a lead, but Lyle Overbay's single tied the score in the two-run fourth.
Jason Frasor, taking over as closer while B.J. Ryan is sidelined by a sprained elbow, got four outs for his first save since Sept. 20, 2005, against Seattle.
Matsuzaka allowed three hits and three walks in six innings. He struck out 10 for the second time in three starts - the last pitcher to reach double-digit strikeouts twice in his first three major league starts was the Los Angeles Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela in 1981.
Gustavo Chacin (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Casey Janssen got three outs before Frasor came in.
Devil Rays 6, Orioles 4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Rocco Baldelli had a two-run single during a six-run fourth inning and Tampa Bay stopped Baltimore's four-game winning streak.
Steve Trachsel (0-1) remained winless in three starts with the Orioles, allowing six runs and six hits in 3 2-3 innings as his ERA rose from 2.63 to 5.19.
Tampa Bay starter Casey Fossum (1-1), gave up three runs and five hits in seven-plus innings.
Baltimore's Jon Knott hit his first career homer off Devil Rays reliever Brian Stokes. It was his first at-bat with the Orioles and 18th overall.
Al Reyes pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Tigers 7, Royals 6
DETROIT (AP) - Placido Polanco hit the tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and Detroit extended Kansas City's losing streak to six.
Polanco also hit a solo home run and tripled, Magglio Ordonez had three hits and three RBIs and Marcus Thames homered.
David DeJesus had four hits with a homer and scored three runs for Kansas City.
With the score 6-6, Omar Infante singled to lead off the eighth and was sacrificed to second by Neifi Perez. One out later, Polanco singled off David Riske (0-2).
Wilfredo Ledezma (3-0) earned the win despite giving up two runs in 2 1-3 innings. Todd Jones allowed one hit in the ninth for his seventh save in seven chances.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Chicago aims to bounce back vs. Cleveland After hammering the Cubs in last night’s World Series opener, the Indians can’t wait to get back to the field for Game 2. Thankfully for the hosts, their...
Thumbnail World Series opener pits Lester vs. Kluber Two title-starved organizations are ready to kick off one of the most intriguing World Series matchups we’ve seen in some time.
Thumbnail Kershaw tries to keep visitors' run going The Cubs seized a 3-2 edge in the NLCS by winning Games 4 and 5 in Los Angeles. Will Clayton Kershaw be able to save the Dodgers’...
Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages