Matsuzaka back to drawing board

Red Sox starter walks eight one start after near no-hitter

Updated: May 28, 2010, 2:17 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was showered, dressed and ready to walk out the clubhouse door Thursday night when Daisuke Matsuzaka's personal interpreter Masa Hoshino stopped the captain at his stall.

Matsuzaka joined the conversation moments later.

It was clear the trio was discussing Matsuzaka's outing, in which the right-hander suffered the loss as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Red Sox 4-3 at Fenway Park. He had lasted only 4 2/3 innings and allowed three ...

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