Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 6-3

DETROIT - While Daisuke Matsuzaka was walking the house last night, a few swings made it all bearable for the Red Sox in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers, whose promised extreme makeover by manager Jim Leyland could not mask the team's fourth straight loss.

It was thumbs-up for Mike Lowell, who hit his first home run and drove in his first runs of 2008 with a two-run shot in the second inning, and Kevin Youkilis, who hit his second tape-measure home run in two games to...

DETROIT --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 night 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. Bu...