Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1

Dustin Pedroia looked as surprised as anyone.

He had just thwacked one out of Fenway Park, the baseball landing in the Rays bullpen, a location foreign to Pedroia.

Yes, he had gotten the first opposite-field home run of his career earlier this season, taking a Joba Chamberlain pitch out to right field in Yankee Stadium. But that hardly counted. Almost anyone could hit a homer to right at Yankee Stadium.

Yet, with the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader tied at 1-1...