David Ortiz looks back at the field after striking out in the fourth. (Winslow Townson/AP)
By Maureen Mullen / Special to MLB.com
Coming off his first win of the year, Daisuke Matsuzaka never got on track, allowing four runs in the first four innings as Boston dropped the rubber game. In his first '09 start, Mark Kostay homered, but Jacoby Ellsbury left with a right shoulder strain.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (12, Matsuzaka), Murphy, Dv (6, Matsuzaka), Kinsler (13, Masterson). 3B: Cruz, N (1, Matsuzaka). HR: Young, M (8, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (17, 7th inning off Okajima, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler 2; Cruz, N 9; Young, M 5; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 4; Byrd. RBI: Young, M (22), Vizquel (7), Murphy, Dv 2 (12), Cruz, N (42). 2-out RBI: Vizquel; Cruz, N. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Davis, C. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: