Dominate pitching at Fenway Park could only last so long. Daisuke Matsuzaka took the hill one game after Jon Lester’s near perfect game.
Dice-K got rocked for five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched with no walks and eight strikeouts.
Nelson Cruz and David Murphy each collected three hits apiece. Cruz also hit his 17th homer of the season in the seventh off of Hideki Okajima.

Goat of the Game – Matsuzaka

Four early runs virtually sealed a win for the Rangers.
Next Game – Day off
Boston takes on the Yankees Tuesday at the Fens. A.J. Burnett vs. Josh Beckett should provide for a great pitcher’s duel.