By Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was given a planned day off from starting, but it had nothing to do with him injuring his left foot.

Pedroia hurt his foot, the same one he had surgery on last September, in the eighth inning on Monday when he stumbled over second base and fell awkwardly. He left the game limping and was examined by an Indians team doctor, who cleared the former AL MVP.

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Manager Terry Francona said Pedroia “was a little sore” and arrived early at Progressive Field on Tuesday for treatment. Francona said he and Pedroia were both relieved that he was not seriously hurt. Pedroia is expected to be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s series finale.

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After Pedroia left, the Indians hit two grounders into right field that his replacement, Drew Sutton, couldn’t field, helping Cleveland rally for a 3-2 win. Francona felt Pedroia would have definitely gotten to at least one of the hits.

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