Found October 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — It was clear Sunday that Dustin Pedroia had no intention of going to Detroit down 2-0 in the ALCS. Pedroia, who struggled a bit in Boston’s first five playoff games, turned in a much more familiar performance Sunday as the Red Sox overcame a 5-0 deficit to even up the ALCS at a game apiece. Pedroia served as a catalyst in the Red Sox’ improbable rally. The first glimpse of Pedroia putting it all on the line came in the third inning with the Red Sox trailing 1-0. Austin Jackson yanked a sharp ground ball to the right side, and Pedroia ranged out onto the outfield grass to make a fantastic diving stop. It was a tough play regardless, but it became even more difficult when the ball took a late hop as Pedroia went into his dive. Plus, Jackson runs well, so Pedroia needed to rush his throw to complete the out at first base. In the grand scheme of things, Pedroia’s third-inning stop didn’t mean much. In fact, it was all but forgotten three innings later when Miguel Cabrera and Al...
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