The much-ballyhooed matchup of Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki and Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka—MLB's best Japanese hitter versus its first-year Japanese pitching sensation—turned out to be far less impressive than the performance of Seattle's young ace, Felix Hernandez. King Felix, who had just turned 21 on Sunday, had a no-hitter until J.D. Drew's 8th-inning single, Boston's only hit.
Meanwhile, Matsuzaka gave up three runs in seven frames. For his part, Suzuki went 0-for-5.