Dustin Pedroia Hits Grand Slam Off Pesky’s Pole; Brock Holt, Clay Buchholz Dance

BOSTON — The Red Sox have had some bad luck with opponents hitting shallow home runs around Pesky’s Pole this season, but Dustin Pedroia turned that luck around.

The Red Sox second baseman didn’t just hit a home run, but he sent a grand slam off the right-field pole against Bud Norris on Wednesday to put Boston ahead of the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in just the second inning. It was the third grand salami of Pedroia’s career.

Pedroia’s teammates obviously liked it, and it prompted pitcher Clay Buchholz and left fielder Brock Holt to do a little celebration dance.

The home run was Pedroia’s second of the 2016 season.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Apr 27, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) is welcomed at home plate by catcher Ryan Hanigan (10) and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) and right fielder Mookie Betts (50) after hitting a grand slam against Atlanta Braves pitcher Bud Norris (not pictured) during the second inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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