Dustin Pedroia had a monster night at the dish in Thursday’s loss to the Angels, going 4-for-6 with a homer, double, three runs scored and five RBI.
Pedroia did everything in his power to will the Red Sox to victory in this one, and they still came up short. His three-run shot off C.J. Wilson capped off a five-run second inning that put the Red Sox on top 6-0. He added an RBI single in the eighth that increased the Sox lead at the time to 11-9, and also chipped in another RBI single in the 10th to pull them back within one. He now has his average up to .281 on the season to go along with 11 homers, 52 RBI and 11 steals, keeping him as one of the top overall second baseman in the league.