Back From DL, Dice-K Has Best Start Of Season As Red Sox Defeat Royals Daisuke Matsuzaka returned from the disabled list with his best start of the season and Cody Ross drove in three runs, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
Emotions High As Dice-K Returns, But Sox Still Fall To NationalsA year after having reconstructive elbow surgery, Daisuke Matsuzaka returned to Fenway Park, striking out eight batters over five innings, but giving up four runs and five hits as the Red Sox lost to the Nationals, 4-2.
Dice-K to Have Tommy John SurgeryRed Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, probably next week.
Millwood, Morales to Red Sox Pitching StaffThe Boston Red Sox have made two moves that could help fill their injury-depleted pitching staff, agreeing to terms with Kevin Millwood on a minor league contract and acquiring Franklin Morales from the Colorado Rockies.
Francona: Matsuzaka's OKBoston Red Sox manager Terry Francona still says Daisuke Matsuzaka is fine after he was pulled from Friday's game against Seattle.
Matsuzaka leaves early as Red Sox fall to Mariners, 5-4
Dice-K Allows One Hit In Eight InningsDaisuke Matsuzaka allowed one hit and struck out nine over eight innings, Kevin Youkilis homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sox In 9-1 Patriots Day Defeat Of JaysDaisuke 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.