Wakefield pitches gem against Philly

Rotation starting to come around as big series with Rays looms

Updated: May 23, 2010, 11:28 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona isn't joking when he says it all starts with pitching.

That could end up being the understatement of the season if the starting rotation for the Red Sox continues to do what it has done the last two games. After Daisuke Matsuzaka nearly tossed a no-hitter against the Phillies in a 5-0 victory on Saturday, teammate Tim Wakefield worked eight shutout innings en route to an 8-3 win on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

"That ...

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