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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Mets confirm Matsuzaka to start Friday

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Daisuke Matsuzaka will start Friday against the Detroit Tigers, the Mets confirmed. Because Matsuzaka threw 85 pitches on Monday with Triple-A Columbus and will be pitching on short rest, he is likely to have an abbreviated outing, with Carlos Torres backing him up.

Matsuzaka will wear No. 16.