Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 10-0

There was reason to awaken early for Daisuke Matsuzaka yesterday.

Not the enticing thought of facing those hot Texas bats, but there were games to watch, teams to cheer, and, yes, a start that night. So, Matsuzaka started early. His high school team, playing in the Koshien tournament? Check. His country, playing Taiwan in the Olympics? Check.

It was up to Matsuzaka, then, to finish the sweep - both for his rooting interests yesterday, and for the Red Sox against the Ran...

BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox will quickly learn if they are in a hitting groove or if all the runs they racked up against the Rangers was thanks to Texas' pitiful pitching.

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer to highlight a nine-run second, and the Red Sox used their second big inning in three games against the Rangers to help Daisuke Matsuzaka win 10-0 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.

"I don't know," Boston's Dustin Pedroia said of what led to the three-game ou...