Sport Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia hit by pitch, gets X-rays on rib area

16:47  19 june  2017
16:47  19 june  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia , who was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday's 6-5 road win over the Houston Astros, was taken to a nearby hospital for X - rays on his rib area .

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia , who was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday's 6-5 road win over the Houston Astros, was taken to nearby hospital for X - rays on rib area .

  Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia hit by pitch, gets X-rays on rib area © Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was taken to a Houston area hospital for X-rays after being hit by a pitch on Sunday night.

Pedroia was hit in the rib area with a 92-mph pitch in the seventh inning of Boston's 6–5 win by Astros James Hoyt.

Pedroia yelled at Hoyt before being heading to first base and ended up leaving the game for good a short time later.

"The pitch hit him in the left lat area, left rib cage," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "It continued to swell and tighten up. He was losing a lot of range of motion with his left arm, so we had to get him off his feet. But we'll have a better read once he goes through the exam here at a local hospital."

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia , who was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday's 6-5 road win over the Houston Astros, was taken to nearby hospital for X - rays on rib area .

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Hoyt also hit Red Sox rightfielder Mookie Betts in the right knee in the previous at-bat.

It is not known if Pedroia will be available for the team's three-game set that starts in Kansas City on Monday.

Pedroia is hitting .296 with two home runs and 25 RBI for this season for Boston (39–30), who are tied with the New York Yankees for AL East lead.

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