Former Red Sox outfielders Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered to force Daisuke Matsuzaka to an early exit, leading the Oakland A’s past the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Monday at O.co Coliseum. Matsuzaka left the game with a stiff neck after recording just three outs. With the All-Star break approaching, it’s likely that Dice-K will find himself back on the disabled list over the next few days.
“Leading up to this start, my neck tightened up a little bit and I ended up not being able to throw a bullpen,” Matsuzaka said through a translator. “I focused on getting myself in condition to be able to pitch tonight and I went out there, but I ended up not being able to get my arm through.”
Reddick, traded for injured closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney back in December, is hitting .261 with 19 home runs and 41 RBI’s for the A’s. Moss played 49 games with Boston in 2007-08, now batting .247 with 9 homers for Oakland. Check back for additional Boston Red Sox updates.