Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed just one run on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.1 innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Despite being tagged with the loss on Friday night, Matsuzaka pitched well in his return to the starting lineup, allowing just one run over 5.1 innings. He is now the owner of a 3-1 record with a 2.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP between the bullpen and the starting rotation, but will need to lower his walk rate (31 BB through 47.0 IP) before gaining any lasting fantasy value. Dice-K will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Pirates on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck