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Daisuke Matsuzaka solid in outing

Updated: May 8, 2012, 9:03 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- With a total of three minor league rehab starts complete since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last June, pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is a step closer to returning to the Boston Red Sox.

The right-hander worked 4 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed only two hits with three walks and four strikeouts for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday night at McCoy Stadium. He tossed a total of 87 pitches (49 strikes), topping out at 91 mph on the radar gun. When ...

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