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Lester win aided by Pedroia catch

September 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Sports & Entertainment

CHICAGO – The catch seemed improbable. Dustin Pedroia scrambled to the foul line in mid-range right field. He was in place in time, making a stellar over-the-shoulder grab, and firing the ball immediately to shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who doubled up Scott Podsednik at second for the first two outs for Jon Lester.

The play was pure Pedroia. But, more to the point, it saved Lester in the only moments in which he found himself in trouble throughout yesterday’s 6-1 victory over the White Sox. It was the only inning in which he allowed more than one base runner, with Podsednik reaching on an infield single and Jayson Nix walking. And then, Paul Konerko lofted a blooper that looked like it would fall. Not quite – thanks to the second baseman.

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