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Pedroia out of lineup for first time; Victorino rests

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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino were out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles to get some rest.

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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino were out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles to get some rest.

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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.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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