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Matsuzaka looking sharp early

Pitcher successful so far in his return

Updated: September 15, 2009, 8:58 PM ET
By Pedro Gomez

BOSTON -- Before Tuesday night's game, Boston manager Terry Francona joked that if Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a no-hitter he wouldn't pitch again on Wednesday. Well, four innings into Matsuzaka's return, he was throwing a no-hitter (it was broken up in the fifth).

Matsuzaka reached a three-ball, two-strike count three times through four innings, walking only leadoff hitter Chone Figgins in the first inning after reaching a full count. Matsuzaka later walked Figgins again in the third inning. ...

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