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Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 ET Dustin Pedroia(notes) told New York's WFAN radio he doesn't "think" rookie right-hander Mark Melancon(notes) hit him on purpose Thursday night in game one of MEGASERIES! '09! The score was 13-4 at the time, after all. And yet, based on all of what he said, I'm not sure Pedroia is actually convinced of anything.
"I faced him in college," Pedroia said of Melancon. "He went to the University of Arizona and I went to Arizona State."
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"I understand the situation," Pedroia continued. "He's a young guy. I don't know if he's had some control problems, or what, but you don't really like to see that — balls coming at your head — like that. But you know what? I understand the game and we'll move on. I'm not looking to stir anything up, here, I'm