Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-3

The unfamiliar stat line Daisuke Matsuzaka produced yesterday begged for an explanation, and Matsuzaka settled on his by early evening.

In his fourth start since leaving the disabled list, Matsuzaka said repeatedly that he lacked merihari, the Japanese word for contrast or variety.

Matsuzaka's consistency may have contributed to his downfall in a 6-3 Red Sox loss to the Rangers at Fenway Park in front of 37,537. He controlled his pitches with unusual accuracy - he walke...