Games from the 1st:
Oakland A's 7 - Texas Rangers 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted sixth. He went 1-for-3: strikeout looking, RBI double (run scored), strikeout swinging, walk. Matsui also crossed home plate for the 1,500th time (901 NPB + 599 MLB).
Daisuke Matsuzaka's next started will be on the 6th (vs Minnesota at Boston) on 6 days of rest. Matsuzaka played catch for about 15 minutes on the 1st.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka continues to make good progress, although there's still no timetable on his return. A snip from update at MLB.com:
"Nishioka's X-rays showed good healing," assistant trainer Dave Pruemer said. "We're progressing him to more land-based exercises and baseball activities."
Nishioka has been hitting in the cage and throwing, but has not taken ground balls.