Red Sox rout Phils despite Dice-K's struggles

BY foxsports • June 14, 2009

Daisuke Matsuzaka rode a stationary bike, played catch and kept his arm warm during a long rain delay, hoping to return to the mound with a five-run lead.

Dice-K still couldn't stick around long enough to get a win.

Jason Bay and Jacoby Ellsbury homered, Julio Lugo had four hits, and the Boston Red Sox overcame another shaky outing by Matsuzaka to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 on Saturday night.

"The pitches they hit were mistakes. I don't want to blame it on the rain," Matsuzaka said after allowing four runs and seven hits in four innings.



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