BOSTON — Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed three hits in seven innings and the Boston Red Sox capitalized on more wildness by Toronto Blue Jays pitchers for a 6-1 win tonight.


Matsuzaka struck out nine and allowed just three runners on a single and double by John Buck and a double by Fred Lewis. He walked none, while four Toronto pitchers issued eight walks one night after the Red Sox drew seven walks in a 7-6 win.


The Red Sox won their third straight as Matsuzaka (2-1) had the best outing of his three games since coming off the disabled list after recovering from a neck strain. In each of his other two starts, he had one terrible inning but was otherwise solid.


Dana Eveland (3-2) gave up all of Boston’s runs in four-plus innings.