Pedroia was involved in a controversial play Saturday when he appeared to strike out swinging, but the home-plate umpire ruled he got a piece of the ball. He singled to center on the next pitch, and Mike Carp then tied the game with a homer to right, snapping Boston's 18-inning scoreless streak.
After the game, Pedroia also wasn't sure he got a piece of the ball.
"It was a break for us," Pedroia said. "I just said, 'I thought I fouled that.' He said, 'Foul ball.' I thought I hit something. It was probably the ground. I don't know."
Pedroia also committed his first error of the season. His last error had come Aug. 29, a span of 97 games.
The Red Sox do not play Monday before a scheduled doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. It was the first game Pedroia has missed this season.
"[Pedroia] was, I think, a little more willing at the end of yesterday to take today and tomorrow to give him two days to recover," manager John Farrell said. "Shane, as well, was more of a planned off-day."
Jose Iglesias got his first start at second base and Daniel Nava was in right.
Todd Karpovich is a contributor to MLB.com.
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