Pedroia “Laser Show” Lifts Sox Over Rockies

I lost track of how many times I heard the phrase “laser show” on the NESN telecast last night, but I didn’t mind, as Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia put on a performance for the ages in a 13-11Red Sox win over the Colorado Rockies.

Pedroia hit three home runs on the night (including the one that eventually won the game), went 5-5, was on base six times and drive in five runs in the win.

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Here are today’s top-10, no-garbage links…

Pedroia amazes, but doesn’t surprise – Gordon Edes says that nothing Pedroia does surprises his teammates any more.

Pedroia big in the clutch – Nick Cafardo looks the MVP-like performance from Pedroia.

Things looking up for Bowden – Peter Abraham’s Minor League notebook has Michael Bowden, a once-hot prospect for the Sox, getting things back together.

Celtics choose freshman Bradley – Peter May looks at the Celtics top pick, guard Avery Bradley from Texas. Get all the Celtics news today at CelticsLinks.com.

Defense, a way of life – Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics top pick just loves to play defense.

Starting to put game plan in motion – Gary Washburn has the Celtics making the first steps towards next season, and looks at what might happen with Paul Pierce.

Cloudy skies on the Celtics horizon – Paul Flannery says tha the present is very cloudy for the Celtics.

And … action: Draft Diary XIV – Bill Simmons has his annual draft diary.

Seguin will be a feel-good pick for B’s – Joe Haggerty looks at the Bruins projected pick tonight.

Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin show at end – Steve Conroy says that the year-long speculation over which player will go first will be ended tonight. Get your Bruins news today at BruinsLinks.com.