Red Sox vs. Indians
Rookies man second base for both teams. Dustin Pedroia struggled against the Angels in the ALDS, batting just .154, but both of his hits were doubles, and he scored twice. He batted .370 against the Indians this year, with 10 hits in 27 at bats, but struggled at Jacobs Field (.222). The 21-year-old Asdrubal Cabrera hit well since a midseason callup (.283, nine doubles and 22 RBIs), but got just three hits in 17 at bats in the ALDS. He has never faced the Red Sox.
Second basemen
Rookies man second base for both teams. Dustin Pedroia struggled against the Angels in the ALDS, batting just .154, but both of his hits were doubles, and he scored twice. He batted .370 against the Indians this year, with 10 hits in 27 at bats, but struggled at Jacobs Field (.222). The 21-year-old Asdrubal Cabrera hit well since a midseason callup (.283, nine doubles and 22 RBIs), but got just three hits in 17 at bats in the ALDS. He has never faced the Red Sox.
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