Brian Roberts, whose error contributed to the Japanese rally in the last half inning leads off by grounding out to second base, though shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima actually fields the ball on the other side of the bag, knocking into second baseman Akinori Iwamura in the process. Coincidentally, Derek Jeter is up next.
Jeter singles up the middle.
Daisuke Matsuzaka goes full on Jimmy Rollins as his pitch count approaches 90. Rollins then walks to put men on first and second with one out. That motivates a mound visit from manager Tatsunori Hara, but doesn't end Matsuzaka's day, though lefty Toshiya Sugiuchi is warm in the Japanese bullpen. Sugiuchi is likely going to pitch to Adam Dunn, but David Wright comes first in the U.S. order.
Wright is called out on a 1-2 pitch several inches outside. That ends Matsuzaka's day at 98 pitches (58 percent of them strikes). His final line (pending the runners on base): 4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K.