Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 7-1

"That Matsuki guy," as Tigers manager Jim Leyland called him before last night's game, might still be a mouthful for some folks on this side of The Pond.

Last night, Daisuke Matsuzaka was obviously more than a handful for Leyland's defending American League champions. They managed just six hits and succumbed to the Red Sox, 7-1, before a Fenway Park audience of 36,935 that was standing at the end for the Japanese righthander's first complete game in the big leagues.