Found August 18, 2013 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia gave everyone a scare when he fouled a ball off his shin in the eighth inning of Saturday’s game. But was there really any doubt that he’d be in Sunday’s lineup? Pedroia, who stayed in Saturday’s game to finish off his at-bat before being replaced defensively by Brock Holt, was penciled into John Farrell’s lineup card Sunday, and the Red Sox skipper had little concern about the health status of his second baseman. That’s because Pedroia has shown throughout his eight-year career that a few bumps and bruises aren’t going to keep him off the field. “Oh, if his name wasn’t in the lineup, I guarantee you he’d be in my office,” Farrell said. “He’s earned the right to speak his mind, and we trust what he says, with how he feels or what he’s feeling at the plate or any area of his game. So honestly, coming in here today, this wasn’t even a second thought in my mind that he wouldn’t be in the lineup.” Pedroia enters Sunday’s series finale against the Yanke
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