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.