K-owboy Up!
Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game Friday, June 27, 2008, in Houston.
(AP Photo)

Dice Gets Back in Saddle and on the Winning Track
Drew Bounces Back and Blasts a Houston Rocket

Friday Night Box: Boston 6, Houston 1
Beating Up on National League Lightweights Is Fun
Working 5 for 9: Dice-K Gets Ninth Win with 3 BB, 4 K's
Like a Rock: Lowell Connects for 2-Run Single
Better Than Average Bust Out: Dustin Is Back to .295
Just Four You: Youkilis Has First Career Four-Hit Game
The Good Hansen, Better Delcarmen, But Can Get Out of 8th
Pap Pads a Save

"I'm not even counting my last start. But I did feel like I did come back with this start. I just hope gradually I can make back all the trouble that I caused." -- 6.27.08, Matsuzaka through an interpreter


Welcome Back Trotter

Mets outfielder Trot Nixon flies out during Mets Seattle game at Shea Stadium.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

Dirt Dog Doing The Hustle | Photos: Nixon's Road Back

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

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ProJo:

Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

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