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Pedroia slams the door shut

Dustin Pedroia connects in the eighth inning for his first career grand slam and first home run ever at Yankee Stadium. Dustin Pedroia connects in the eighth inning for his first career grand slam and first home run ever at Yankee Stadium. (JIM MCISAAC/Associated Press)
By Michael Vega
Globe Staff / August 28, 2008

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NEW YORK - As he rounded the bases after hitting his first career grand slam in the Red Sox' 11-3 demolition of the New York Yankees last night, Dustin Pedroia seemed to put his blinders on, so he didn't see Jonathan Papelbon standing in the Sox' bullpen, signaling where Pedroia's rocket had splashed down. (Full article: 516 words)

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