Red Sox, A's on pace to open season in Tokyo Dome

Updated: September 10, 2007, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics are lined up to meet in a Tokyo Dome opener next season.

Major League Baseball gave the players' union a draft 2008 schedule on Monday, and the Red Sox would open the United States portion of their schedule at Oakland, according to Gene Orza, the union's chief operating officer.

Baseball officials have spent several months formulating a plan in which the Red Sox -- with Japanese stars Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima ...

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