St. Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-3

BOSTON—Troy Glaus hit a grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals rocked Daisuke Matsuzaka in his return from the disabled list, beating the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Saturday.

On the DL since May 30 because of a mild strain in his rotator cuff, Matsuzaka (8-1) was tagged for seven runs in one-plus inning. It was shortest outing of his brief major league career.

Mitchell Boggs (2-0) pitched effectively into the sixth inning in his third big league start. Aaron Miles and Rick A...

Jason Varitek stood on the mound, his right hand on Chris Smith's shoulder, and spoke to the pitcher for a couple of minutes. The crowd of 37,227 likely tried to figure out just what the captain had to say to the 27-year-old righthander. It was, after all, his major league debut, with the bases loaded in the second inning of yesterday's game.

Perhaps Varitek passed along the message that no matter how he threw, it would be difficult to be worse than Daisuke Matsuzaka, w...