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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Around the MLB on Opening Day

- The Boston Red Sox narrowly won their Opening Day game in Japan today, 6-5 over the Oakland Athletics. Daisuke Matsuzaka started off slowly, giving up two runs in the first two innings, including a Mark Ellis homerun. Dice-K walked five and hit one batter, before settling down and pitching 5 innings. He ended up striking out six. Manny Ramirez was 2-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI, including a go-ahead 2-run double in the top of the 10th inning. Jonathan Papelbon endured a shaky 10th inning before recording his first save of the season.

-Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte will miss his first scheduled start next week due to back spasms. The flu bug has hit Yankees camp today, and Joba Chamberlain and Johnny Damon will miss a few days and be told to stay away.

-Other injury news features Angels OF Gary Matthews day to day with an ankle sprain.

-The Toronto Star reports that Scott Rolen and BJ Ryan won't go north with the club and could miss opening day against the Yankees.

-According to the SF Chronicle, IF Kevin Frandsen will probably miss the season with an achilles injury and that leaves the Giants with a negative amount of infielders.

Aaron Larsen

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