The Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 in front of 45,000 people in Japan in the premier of the 2008 MLB season. Manny Ramirez and Brandon Moss each has 2 hits for Boston with Ramirez picking up 4 RBI and Moss 2 including a game winning HR off Hudson Street in the 9th. Hannahan and Cosby each had 2 hits and a home run a piece for the As while Barton had 3 BBs. The A's team looked unrecognizable on paper... Pitching on both sides was spring training-like with both the closers surrendering runs.
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