By HOWARD ULMAN,  AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) _ Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched one-hit for seven sharp innings, Jed Lowrie got four more hits and the Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to three games with a 9-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

Matsuzaka (1-2) gave up a clean single to center to Jose Bautista with two outs in the first. The Red Sox righty walked Travis Snider with two outs in the second, then set down his final 16 batters.

In his previous start, Matsuzaka allowed seven runs in two innings. Yunel Escobar homered off Tim Wakefield in the ninth for Toronto’s other hit.

Lowrie homered, and now has 15 hits in his last 24 at-bats.  Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury also homered.

Ricky Romero (1-2) allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings.

  (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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