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Stars will align tonight when Ichiro faces Matsuzaka

Red Sox newcomer Daisuke Matsuzaka will have a far more pointed encounter with his fellow Japanese idol, the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, when they square off to begin Matsuzaka's Fenway debut tonight. Red Sox newcomer Daisuke Matsuzaka will have a far more pointed encounter with his fellow Japanese idol, the Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, when they square off to begin Matsuzaka's Fenway debut tonight. (JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Nick Cafardo
Globe Staff / April 11, 2007

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Six weeks ago in Peoria, Ariz., Ichiro Suzuki was asked whether he was looking forward to facing Daisuke Matsuzaka for the first time at Fenway Park. He answered very carefully, "Yes, but that can't be the focus right now. The focus has to be for both of us to get ready as best we can for that moment so we ... (Full article: 957 words)

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