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Dice-K rolls to 5-0
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Red Sox 6, Tigers 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka issued a career-high eight walks on Monday. (Paul Sancya/AP)
The Red Sox took their first game in Detroit this week behind a pair of two-run homers by Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis. The victory gave Boston a 7-0 record in games Daisuke Matsuzaka started this season, even though the righty lacked control.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (21-13)
Won 4
Boston 6, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (14-19)
Lost 4
May 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1   6 11 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 5 2
Standings thru 5/5/08  |  Recap: BOS | DET  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-LF5000022.275
Pedroia, 2B5110000.310
Ortiz, DH4122101.225
Ramirez, LF4110002.315
  Crisp, CF0000000.308
Lowell, 3B5232002.237
Youkilis, 1B4112013.305
Drew, RF4020001.281
Varitek, C3000112.258
Lugo, SS4010024.288
Totals3861162617 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (11, Bonderman), Lowell (5, Bonderman), Pedroia (14, Rapada).
HR: Lowell (1, 2nd inning off Bonderman, 1 on, 0 out), Youkilis (4, 4th inning off Bonderman, 1 on, 0 out), Ortiz (6, 9th inning off Jones, T, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Ortiz 5; Ramirez 2; Lowell 7; Youkilis 4; Drew 2; Lugo.
RBI: Lowell 2 (2), Youkilis 2 (22), Ortiz 2 (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo; Youkilis; Ellsbury.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4011100.311
Polanco, 2B5110003.248
Guillen, 3B3010200.314
Ordonez, DH4000114.301
Cabrera, 1B4110104.264
Sheffield, LF1100300.183
Joyce, RF2000103.000
  a-Thames, PH-RF1012000.238
Renteria, SS4000004.296
Rodriguez, C3000101.241
Totals3135310119 

a-Singled for Joyce in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Granderson; Polanco; Guillen; Cabrera; Thames.
RBI: Granderson (9), Thames 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Granderson; Thames 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera 2; Polanco; Joyce; Renteria.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Renteria 2 (3, fielding, throw).
DP: (Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 5-0)5.02118102.43
Hansen (H, 1)1.22222008.10
Okajima (H, 6)1.11000000.64
Papelbon (S, 10)1.00000001.65
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman (L, 2-3)6.07442424.17
Rapada 0.12110101.08
Lopez 1.21000102.21
Jones, T 1.01110013.00

Balk: Lopez.
IBB: Varitek (by Bonderman).
HBP: Ramirez (by Lopez).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 109-60, Hansen 29-15, Okajima 13-9, Papelbon 13-9, Bonderman 113-66, Rapada 12-6, Lopez 26-18, Jones, T 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 2-12, Hansen 4-1, Okajima 1-3, Papelbon 0-3, Bonderman 7-7, Rapada 0-0, Lopez 0-4, Jones, T 2-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 25, Hansen 8, Okajima 5, Papelbon 3, Bonderman 27, Rapada 3, Lopez 7, Jones, T 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 3-2, Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 39,478.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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