Dustin Pedroia returns to Red Sox starting lineup


WEEI’s Rob Bradford has the Red Sox lineup for Wednesday’s game in Chicago …

Dustin Pedroia is back in there, leading off and playing second base, after getting a cortisone injection Monday to help with the inflammation in his left wrist. He served as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement on Tuesday night and reported no issues. Mike Napoli is absent from the lineup with a dislocated left ring finger that he suffered Tuesday on a head-first dive into second base. He is considered day-to-day.

Brian Dozier’s shot to center got stuck in the wall at Target Field

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You don’t see this every day …

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit a blast to dead-center field in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Tigers and it neither cleared the fence, nor banged off the fence, nor dropped in front of it.

Instead, the ball found a comfortable home inside the wall …

This isn’t the first wall-sticker for Dozier. He put a ball in the bullpen fence in Washington during an exhibition game against the Nationals back in 2016.