Dan Wheeler a hidden contributor

Updated: July 19, 2011, 12:14 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Dan Wheeler noticed something amiss with Dustin Pedroia as soon as the Boston Red Sox reliever arrived at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon.

"Today was the first day when I got to the ballpark where he wasn't in full uniform," Wheeler said. "He was already here, but he was in shorts and a T-shirt."

So even Pedroia was dragging a little after Sunday night's 16-inning, 1-0 marathon win over the Tampa Bay Rays, a game the Sox second baseman won with his ...

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