Pedroia On Arrieta: ‘Sometimes You’ve Got To Tip Your Hat’

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BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox entered Monday night feeling pretty good about themselves after winning back-to-back games in Yankee Stadium over the weekend. They looked to keep that positive momentum going, but instead they ran into Jake Arrieta.

The Cubs’ 28-year-old right-hander was brilliant on the mound on Monday, taking a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings. The bid for the no-hitter was broken up by a clean single from Stephen Drew with two outs in the eighth, which led to Arrieta’s removal from the game.

As Arrieta walked toward the Cubs’ dugout, he received the rarest of the rare — a standing ovation from the Fenway crowd. It was a cheer typically reserved for the home team, but Arrieta was just that good on this night.

“We just ran into a guy that was on his game. He was really good. That’s all,” said Dustin Pedroia, who went 0-for-3…

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