Facing the hardest team in either league to strikeout entering the game Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-8) struckout 10 to earn his 13th win despite a rocky relief effort from Eric Gagne in the 4-3 victory.
Kenhji Johjima singled to deep left field off of Gagne scoring Ben Broussard making it a one run ball game at 4-3.