C Jason Varitek (.000) again went 0-for-4 with threestrikeouts as the Red Sox lost to the Athletics 5-1 in Tokyo.
CF Marlon Byrd (.197) went 2-for-4 with a walk. PHMatt Murton (.339) grounded out and walked in twoseventh-inning at-bats for the Cubs. 2B David Newhan (.255)was 0-for-1 with an RBI. CF Jay Payton (.300) was 1-for-4with an RBI double. 1B Mark Teixeira (.216) went 2-for-3with a double and a two-run homer.
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