Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If, in an idle moment, Daisuke Matsuzaka happened to glance at the Tropicana Field scoreboard last night and noticed that the Texas Rangers had scored a record-setting 30 runs in Baltimore, he might have had cause to wonder whether he'd gotten the wrong directions to the American League when he left Japan.

Matsuzaka could pitch a month of Sundays -- or, to be more accurate, nearly two months of Red Sox starts -- before he'd see his team total tha...