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Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up five runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts over six innings against the Pirates on Thursday.

Dice-K didn't look so good here in his second spot start in the past week as the walks did him in once again. His command was off all night as he threw just 14 first-pitch strikes to the 26 batters he faced and needed 96 pitches (55 strikes) to make it through the six frames. He's still going to make another start, facing the Braves next week, but you're not going to want to use him unless you want to trash your fantasy team's ratios.ANALYST: Howard Bender

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