Little relief, no excuses from Wakefield

Updated: May 2, 2010, 12:24 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- This was anything but a harmonic convergence, Daisuke Matsuzaka's first start of 2010 and Tim Wakefield's first relief appearance in nearly six years.

It all came apart for Matsuzaka in a six-run fifth inning, during which he stoically waited on the hill until Wakefield arrived, ostensibly to make a belated rescue.

Except it didn't work out that way. Wakefield, who had given up two home runs in 25 innings spanning four starts, gave up three home runs in the ...

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