Dice-K: 5 1/3 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 5 Ks

Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in a solid performance Sunday afternoon, allowing eight hits with five strikeouts and one walk. He tossed 110 pitches and was staked a three-run lead after the first inning.

The Orioles loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, prompting his removal. Ramon Ramirez walked Michael Aubrey to add another earned run to Dice-K’s line but got out of the frame with a Justin Turner double-play ball. Sox lead 8-3.

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