Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless ninth, giving him six scoreless outings in seven appearances since coming off the DL Aug. 14.
“We’ve had a lot of drama this year, so to speak, and I think now that the organization has made its mind up of which direction it wants to go, I think it’s back to baseball,’’ Bailey said. “With so many questions kind of flowing around the last couple of weeks, now it’s kind of a sense of ‘It’s over with, it’s done with, let’s focus on the game.’
“It’s just nice to get back to baseball.’’
After recording his first win in more than a year, Matsuzaka no doubt shared that sentiment.
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