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Sore right foot not enough to keep Pedroia out

Sore right foot not enough to keep Pedroia out

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.

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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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