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10.22.2007

japanese pitchers lead red sox to the world series

My pal Peter, a die-hard Red Sox fan, is celebrating his beloved team making it to the World Series. He urges me to write about last night's Game 7, in which Boston's pair of Japanese pitchers kicked some serious ass. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched five strong innings, then Hideki Okajima followed with two more... seven critical innings, and there you have it, the Sox beat Cleveland 11-2 and are now in the Series. As Pete puts it, "That's about 105 million bucks worth o' Japanese pitching in Game 7." Matsuzaka redeemed himself after coming off of two weak performances last week against Cleveland, holding off the Indians to two runs and six hits in five innings. Japanese fans (along with Red Sox fans everywhere) are happy: Japan cheers on Red Sox's Matsuzaka. Pete, did I just make your day? No. Daisuke made your day.