With Pedroia up in the bottom of the first inning, the Red Sox’s second baseman hit a towering fly ball down the left field line and in his best Carlton Fisk, attempted to direct the ball back into fair territory with some unique body language.
Unfortunately for Pedroia and the Red Sox, the ball crept foul (at least according to the umpire) and the Northern California native was quickly retired on the next pitch.
There was a bit of controversy regarding the home run though, as the ball (which clears the top of the fair/foul pole) seemingly for a split second appears to have got lost behind the yellow paint, though if you blink you’ll miss it.
Either way, the ruling was foul ball and there was no argument from the Red Sox dugout, who would have had a perfect look at the ball as it traveled down the line.
H/T Cork Gaines