Shaky Start for Dice-K

Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka #18 of Japan attends a practice session prior to playing an exhibition match between Japan and Australia at Kyocera Dome Osaka on February 24, 2009 in Osaka, Japan.
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Matsuzaka Struggles Against Australia

Sox Righty Gives Up 2 Runs on 5 Hits in Just 1 2/3 Innings

"There were good points and bad points. I'll work hard to get ready for the actual games." -- 2.25.09, Daisuke Matsuzaka on his first outing

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Boston Globe:

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

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


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

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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