C Jason Varitek went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as theRed Sox beat the Athletics 6-5 in 10 innings in Major LeagueBaseball’s season opening game in Tokyo.
CF Marlon Byrd (.177) was 0-for-2 with a walk. LFMatt Murton (.344) went 1-for-3 with an RBI and twostrikeouts. LF David Newhan (.260) singled in his onlyat-bat. RF Jay Payton (.308) was 2-for-4 with a double.
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