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Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox captured their first win of the 2012 season on Monday, taking down the Blue Jays in Toronto with a ninth-inning rally spurred on by Dustin Pedroia. The victory was much more than just another W in the win collumn, though. Pedroia's emergence as team leader was evident as the game wore on, motivating his team to keep fighting and almost willing...
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