Dustin Pedroia‘s bat has been hot as of late and the second baseman is on an 11-game hitting streak entering Monday night’s matchup against the Chicago White Sox. Pedroia is 21-45 (.467), and his hit on Sunday was a bit of a gift from Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham.
Pedroia hit what looked like a routine double in the ninth with one out and one on, but the ball bounced off of Willingham’s glove before it rolled briefly on top of the outfield wall and landed on the other side for a two-run home run. The homer gave the Sox a nice cushion on their lead after a lengthy rain delay.
The Sox prevailed over the Twins 5-1, and for the role it played in securing the win, Pedroia’s home run is a Ketel One Honorable Moment.