Pedroia (Thumb) Gets Night Off Against Tigers
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BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will get Tuesday night off as he recovers from a jammed thumb.
Nick Punto will get the start at second as the Red Sox host the Tigers at Fenway Park. Pedroia jammed his thumb in the fifth inning of Monday’s 7-4 win while making a diving play in the field.
Manager Bobby Valentine believed Pedroia’s thumb was sprained after the game, but no update has been given as of Tuesday.
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Pedroia was hitting .295 with five homers, 14 doubles and 21 RBIs on the year, in 48 games this season.
Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Tuesday night:
1. Daniel Nava, LF
2. Ryan Sweeney, RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. David Ortiz, DH,
5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B,
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchi, C
7. Mike Aviles, SS
8. Scott Podesednik, CF
9. Nick Punto, 2B
Daniel Bard gets the start for Boston, opposed by Detroit ace Justin Verlander.