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Dustin Pedroia gets night off

Updated: May 24, 2011, 6:46 PM ET
By Chuck Murr | Special to ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia got to Progressive Field ahead of most of his teammates, even though he knew he would not be in Terry Francona's starting lineup Tuesday.

Even before he tweaked his left leg and left Monday night's 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning, Pedroia was told by Boston's manager that he would be getting a well-deserved night off.

"He showed up pretty early, came to the park to get some treatment on it," Francona ...

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