Boston Red Sox defeat Chicago White Sox, 6-1

CHICAGO - The catch seemed improbable.

Dustin Pedroia scrambled to the foul line in mid-range right field. He was in place in time, making a stellar over-the-shoulder grab, and firing the ball immediately to shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who doubled up Scott Podsednik at second for the first two outs for Jon Lester.

The play was pure Pedroia. But, more to the point, it saved Lester in the only moments in which he found himself in trouble throughout yesterday’s 6-1 victory ov...