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Red Sox manager John Farrell has started Dustin Pedroia in every game this season and cheerfully ducked questions about when his second baseman will get a day off to rest.
In most cases, even the best players will provide a ready excuse for their manager by going hitless in a few games or looking a bit tired. But Pedroia, who has played the most games in the majors this season, hasn’t opened that door even a crack.
Pedroia homered, walked, and started two double plays Monday night, leading the Sox to a 9-3 victory against the Phillies before a crowd of 33,627 at Fenway Park.
Pedroia did get three innings off, coming out of the game for a pinch runner in the sixth inning.