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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 –
Dice-K’s wildness costly in loss to Royals –
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

Probable Pitching Match-Ups: Week of 24-May

Boston Red Sox The probable pitching line-ups for this week’s Boston Red Sox games are listed below. Home team is in bold:

Monday, 24-May

  • Boston Red Sox: Clay Bucholz, RHP (5-3, 3.26 ERA)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Wade Davis, RHP (4-3, 3.35 ERA)

Tuesday, 25-May

  • Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester, LHP (4/2, 3.47 ERA)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: James Shields, RHP (5-1, 3.08 ERA)

Wednesday, 26-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Matt Garza, RHP (5-2, 2.37 ERA)

Thursday, 27-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Kansas City Royals: Brian Bannister, RHP (3-3, 4.73 ERA)

Friday, 28-May

  • Boston Red Sox: TBD
  • Kansas City Royals: Kyle Davies, RHP (3-3, 4.53 ERA)