Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, of Japan, throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 30, 2009, in Kissimmee, Fla.

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"Luckily today, going up against Kenshin-san on the other side gave me a change to get revved up. When I'm going up against any Japanese player, whether pitcher or position player, I'm always keeping an eye out on what kind of game they're going to pitch or how they're doing in the batter's box." -- Matsuzaka through an interpreter

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