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Matsuzaka, Red Sox trumped by Sabathia

September 27, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Sports & Entertainment

NEW YORK – It was, in its own way, just like old times. There was Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound, being his 2008 self, causing heart palpitations among the Red Sox faithful (and his teammates). Matsuzaka does not always make it easy on manager Terry Francona, who hardly needs more stress in his life. But Matsuzaka did deliver yesterday at Yankee Stadium – on all but one pitch.

It was that pitch, though, that mattered. Matsuzaka nearly matched the superlative stuff of CC Sabathia save for one blip, a home run to lead off the sixth inning that gave the Yankees all they needed in a 3-0 victory.

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