HOUSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka limited the Astros to two hits in five scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox won their first-ever regular-season game in Houston, 6-1 on Friday night.
J.D. Drew hit a three-run homer and Mike Lowell added a two-run
single in the ninth for the Red Sox, who stayed one-half game ahead
of Tampa Bay in the AL East.
Matsuzaka (9-1) bounced back from his awful outing against St.
Louis last weekend, his first start since coming off the disabled
list with a mild strain in his rotator cuff. He gave up seven runs
and six hits in one inning in that one, but immediately atoned for
that by fanning the first three Astros he faced on Friday.