TORONTO -- In response to an ESPN.com article that there was growing discontent in the Red Sox' clubhouse, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz refuted the claim.
"Well," Pedroia said after the Red Sox' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, "[they] aren't in our clubhouse."
"Us, as players, we're not thinking about that," Ortiz added. "Me, personally, I'm not paying attention to any of the crap. People are always going to talk crap, but we are the ones who have to come and play the games. We have a good group of guys.
"We're just going to try and play the game right and go through it. People need to put whatever happened last year behind. You're not going to resolve any problems by talking about it."
After the Red Sox' first win of the season, Pedroia suggested that winning goes a long way in changing people's perception.
"Winning is why we're here," he said. "We're not trying to go out there, not play well and lose. Losing doesn't enter my mind. I've never lost any year of my life and I don't plan on this year losing. We're going to have a good team.
"I don't want to be miserable. I don't want anybody to not root for our guys. Our city should be behind us and they will be. Every year I've played for the Red Sox our fans have been unbelievable. Even in the tough times at the end of last year they still had our back. Hopefully we finish up well and get the fans on our side."
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