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Bergy's line better than Dice-K's?

Here's a real head-shaker for you.

Brad Bergesen was knocked around for five runs in the second inning Thursday.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka had a no-hitter through three and left in the sixth -- after Bergesen -- with the lead.

And yet Bergesen's ERA lowered and Matsuzaka's went up.

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Bergesen gave up five runs but was charged with two due to an error by Ty Wigginton in the second. Bergesen allowed eight hits and a career-high five walks in 5 1/3 innnings and his season ERA dropped from 5.55 to 5.47.

Matsuzaka retired 14 of 17 to start the game, but gave up four runs in the sixth. He lasted 5 2/3, allowing six hits and a walk and his ERA went up to 4.29.

He's stil in line for the win, though. The Red Sox are up 6-4 in the seventh.

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