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Sore right foot not enough to keep Pedroia out

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BOSTON -- When Dustin Pedroia came out of Friday night's game in the ninth inning with soreness in his right foot, it certainly seemed possible he could miss a game or two.

But the second baseman has once again shown his desire to be on the field, even with the Red Sox all but out of the pennant race.

Pedroia was right back in the lineup Saturday night, batting second.

"He's still a little sore, but not to the point of keeping him out of the lineup," manager John Farrell said. "He did a lot of icing of it, even after he left the ballpark here [Friday] night. He's able to reduce and limit the swelling that was in there. The fluoriscan was negative that was taken right after the game [Friday] night ... so he's cleared to play."

Entering Saturday, Pedroia was hitting .355 since July 29.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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