Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

KC Ends Sox Win Streak At 5

Boston Red SoxIn his first start after nearly throwing a no-hitter, Daisuke Matsuzaka walked eight batters and let up three runs on two hits in just 4-2/3 innings, allowing the Kansas City Royals to escape with a 4-3 victory and end the Sox winning streak at 5.

The Sox loss coupled with the Rays win over the White Sox puts the Sox 6.5 games back in the AL East (3rd place) heading into the Memorial Day weekend. There’s still plenty of season to go, but they need to start beating teams like the Royals if they want to maintain any kind of playoff contention.

Daisuke Matsuzaka
Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up two hits and eight walks in 4-2/3 innings Thursday night
Photo: Charles Krupa/AP

Red Sox starter walks eight one start after near no-hitter‎ – ESPN.com
Dice-K’s wildness costly in loss to Royals – MLB.com
He was zoned out – Boston Globe
Royals flush out Matsuzaka to halt Red Sox run – Reuters Canada
Royals walk past Red Sox 4-3 – Kansas City Star

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