BOSTON - Manny Ramirez had an RBI single in eighth inning Monday to give the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings. He scattered six hits and three walks to go with five strikeouts. Matsuzaka has allowed just one run in his last three starts.
Hideki Okajima (2-2) came on in the eighth and got the final two outs for Boston.
Minnesota's Scott Baker, who had won his previous three outings, worked seven scoreless innings, striking out seven while allowing just five hits and two walks.
Brian Bass (3-3) took the loss.
Justin Morneau singled, doubled and drew a walk for the Twins, who had won five in a row and 16 of their previous 18 games.
Red Sox 1 Minnesota 0
This game wasn't exactly one to put in the history books as an all time favorite but it's a win nonetheless. Yeah there were a few moments of some great pitching performance but I was looking for some good clean hits out the park. Well let's hope that this doesn't become a trend for Boston because I look for some top rated action when it comes to viewing a Red Sox game.