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With first-inning double, Pedroia gets 1,000th hit

With first-inning double, Pedroia gets 1,000th hit

With first-inning double, Pedroia gets 1,000th hit
SEATTLE -- Dustin Pedroia hit a ground-rule double in the first inning of the Red Sox's 4-1 loss to the Mariners to record his 1,000th career hit.

The second baseman is the 31st player in Red Sox history to reach 1,000 hits, but just the second primary second baseman. Additionally, Pedroia is only the sixth player in franchise history to reach 1,000 hits in 833 games or less.

The only other Red Sox players to reach 1,000 hits quicker were Nomar Garciaparra (746), Wade Boggs (747), Johnny Pesky (774), Ted Williams (814) and Jim Rice (827).

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The first-inning double also extended Pedroia's hitting streak to a season-high tying 14 games. Pedroia, who also singled and stole two bases on Monday is batting .386 (22-for-57) during the streak.

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