BoSox Down Slumping Tigers
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 11:15 PM CDT
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game in Detroit, Monday, May 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Mike Lowell hit one of Boston's three homers for his first RBIs this season, and the Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Monday behind a wild Daisuke Matsuzaka. Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz also connected for Boston, which won its fourth straight game and sent the Tigers to their fourth consecutive defeat.

 Matsuzaka (5-0) won despite walking a career-worst eight batters in five innings, which also tied the major league high for walks this season. But he didn't allow a hit until Curtis Granderson's two-out RBI single in the fourth. Craig Hanson gave up two runs in 1 2-3 innings. Hideki Okajima worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings before Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.