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If he could get what he wanted, Brandon Workman figured, it would be a ball on the ground. A juicy roller anywhere in the infield.
In the nightmare known as runners on the corners and no one out, which is what he inherited, it’s every pitcher’s dream.
“That’s what you’re hoping for, for sure,’’ said the Sox righthander, who walked into the jam of jams Saturday night in the sixth inning, the Tigers having just taken a 2-1 lead. “And we got it, the DP, although I didn’t think we’d be getting the guy at third base the way did.’’
Fielder, on third base when Peralta hit the roller, was way too late breaking for home. Pedroia pegged a perfect throw to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who promptly chased down the slow-afoot Fielder.