Red Sox win in (their) style

It wasn't always pretty, but Boston got a win it needed in Game 5

Updated: October 18, 2013, 3:09 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The folks at Baseball Info Solutions keep an obscure stat that tells us that Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has turned 20 double plays over the past three seasons while runners bear down on him with "aggressive" takeout slides. In other words, when a 220-pounder wearing the other team's jersey is grunting and snorting and gets close enough for Pedroia to see his nostril hair, Boston's diminutive catalyst hangs in there with no fear for his personal well-being and gets ...

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