Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/24/12
BOSTON –– This could the jumpstart that Dustin Pedroia needed. Since returning on June 5 –– after missing six games with a torn adductor muscle in his thumb –– Pedroia has sputtered at the plate, collecting just nine hits through 14 games heading into Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves. But he finally exploded on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. In his second at-bat of the game, the Red Sox second baseman ripped only his fourth extra-base hit of the month, well short of his Laser Show persona. Due to his performance, Pedroia is optimistic more success is on...

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