Dice-K's injury moves Lester's start

BOSTON -- The Red Sox announced pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been diagnosed with lower-back soreness and will not make his start on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

To accomodate, Jon Lester has been pushed back to Friday and Tim Wakefield gets the nod tonight in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners.

This was a last-minute change, as the Red Sox clubhouse closed only minutes ago after this afternoon’s 5-3 victory over the Mariners and Lester was seen going through his normal pregame routine.