SAN FRANCISCO - John Farrell wanted to give Dustin Pedroia some time off in a one-sided game, so he inserted Xander Bogaerts at third base in the bottom of the seventh and shifted Will Middlebrook
BOSTON – It was either a fastball that got away from him. Or it was a message Ryan Dempster delivered with his fourth pitch of the second inning.
BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia is in the lineup and batting third a day after fouling a ball hard off of his ankle, which required the Red Sox to replace him defensively in the ninth inning of their 6-1
BOSTON — As good as Dustin Pedroia was in the field on Saturday, he was just as bad at the plate.