Thursday, September 20, 2012

Not-So-Nice-K Gets Hammered; Sox Lose 13-3

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Need to get your slumping team back in gear for a playoff run? Just order up a heapin' helpin' of Daisuke Matsuzaka! Dice-K gave up five runs on nine hits in three plus innings in a filthy 13-3 loss in Tampa. In the disastrous sixth inning, four different Boston hurlers issued six walks—two with the bases loaded. In his best Zen Master mode, Bobby Valentine said, ''Walks are the killer bee.'' Indeed. Ironically, with two Toronto losses, the Carmine Hose vaulted into fourth place all by their lonesome. Yes!