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Dustin Pedroia a sight for sore eyes

Return of the heart and soul of Red Sox will provide a spark when team needs it most

Updated: August 17, 2010, 1:18 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He's been loud. He's been comical. He's been supportive. The one thing Dustin Pedroia hasn't been for the Boston Red Sox since June 25 is able to play baseball. That will change Tuesday when the All-Star second baseman returns to the lineup after missing nearly two months with a fractured left foot.

His return is desperately needed as the Red Sox try to remain in contention in the American League East and the wild-card race. His teammates are anticipating major contributions ...

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