X-rays negative for Pedroia

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his left ankle in the eighth inning. He stayed in to finish the at-bat but did not play the field in the ninth.

“He’s sore,” manager John Farrell said. “The foul ball got him just above the ankle on the shin. We’ll check in the morning, but at this point we don’t anticipate [him] missing any time.”

Farrell said X-rays taken at Fenway Park were negative.

“Right now everything points to be being a negative situation. If he comes in [Sunday] with any increased soreness, we’ll take every precaution needed,” Farrell said.

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Pedroia limped across the clubhouse after the game but did not speak to reporters.

On June 25, 2010, the second baseman fouled a ball off his left foot and broke the navicular bone. He returned for two games in August before undergoing season-ending surgery.