MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Daisuke Matsuzaka and the rest of Boston's pitchers tied a modern-day record with six wild pitches while Twins starter Kevin Slowey was the picture of control in Minnesota's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Matsuzaka (0-3) tied a franchise record set 80 years ago with four wild pitches, while relievers Manny Delcarmen and Justin Masterson also sent catcher George Kottaras scrambling. It was just the fifth time since 1900 that a team threw six wild pitches in a game.
Slowey (7-1) gave up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and just one walk in six innings.
Speedy Denard Span had four hits, a walk and two runs scored for the Twins. Five of the wild pitches came with him on base.