Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. - Josh Beckett is still in Florida. Curt Schilling is stuck on an exercise bike. David Ortiz doesn't have any pages left in his passport for new customs stamps, and there's still one country left before the Red Sox can fall into their own beds.

And yet, through it all, they win. The Sox made it three of four over the Athletics - a two-game split in Tokyo, back-to-back victories here - with a 5-0 win yesterday afternoon before 21,625 in McAfee Coliseum. S...