PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Playing in his first rehab game while recovering from a broken bone in his left foot, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk while playing for the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox in the PawSox' 6-4 win over the Buffalo Bisons Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. In his first at-bat since breaking his foot June 25 in San Francisco, Pedroia hit a hard grounder to third for an out, before singling back up the middle off of Buffalo pitcher Michael Antonini in the PawSox' four-run third inning.
The second baseman flew out to right and walked in his final two at-bats. Pedroia completed both chances he had in the field, fielding a grounder and pop-up.
"I'm pretty excited about everything," said Pedroia, who plans on serving as the PawSox' designated hitter Sunday before rejoining the Red Sox for Tuesday's game at Fenway Park. "I don't feel like I'm holding anything back."
Pedroia also talked about the the perception of the Red Sox' chances coming down the regular season's home stretch.
"(Friday night's) game was tough but it doesn't mean we're out of anything," Pedroia said. "Everybody in that clubhouse feels we can win. We don't need to prove anything to anybody. We've had guys fight through it all year. Frankly, we don't give a [crap] what anybody thinks. We're trying to win games and that's the attitude we have. Jump on the wagon now because it's going to be a fun ride."
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