Dustin Pedroia’s Clutch Double Play Helps Team Escape Jam, Shows ‘Rescue Ranger’ Intangibles (Video)


Things got a little dicey late on Monday night for the Red Sox, but thanks to Dustin Pedroia‘s clutch double play to end the seventh, they didn’t spiral out of control.

The Sox hung on to win 11-6 and beat the Oakland Athletics, powered by David Ortiz‘s two home runs and some defensive gems from the infielders, notably Pedroia.

For his defensive heroics, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding the Muddy Chicken our “Rescue Ranger” award for showing up and helping the team out of jams, with a tenuous connection to that television show of the same name.

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Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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