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Dustin Pedroia sent home to have injured wrist examined

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NEW YORK — Dustin Pedroia was scratched from the Red Sox lineup before their 3-2 loss to the Yankees Sunday night and the second baseman returned to Boston with a left wrist injury the team fears could be serious.

Pedroia was injured during the home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers April 4. When Carlos Gomez slid into second base breaking up a double play in the ninth inning, Pedroia was upended and came down with his wrist bent at an awkward angle.

Pedroia is 5 for 36 at the plate since and the injury has gotten worse. Team doctors will examine Pedroia on Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital and administer an MRI.

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