Weekly Grades: Who Passed, Who Failed for Red Sox?

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2B Dustin Pedroia

August 9, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) at bat in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In a week that saw veteran Dustin Pedroia turn 32, the second-baseman turned in an impressive week for the Red Sox.

In five games, Pedroia hit for a .333 average, collecting 8 hits, two doubles, 2 RBI, and four runs scored for Boston.

Pedroia was the key for the Red Sox in the first of the four-game series against the Houston Astros, adding three hits, two RBI, and two runs scored that proved pivotal in Boston’s 9-4 victory.

While he had a successful offensive output this past week, Pedroia continued the impressive defense that has made him one of the Red Sox top players, and most beloved by fans.

With the infusion of youth into the Boston lineup for the rest of the season, Pedroia must perform as one of the Red Sox most tenured veterans.

Grade: B+