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Dustin Pedroia swung, so the Red Sox lost Game 1 of the ALDS

Failed check swings count as swings too.

Division Series - Boston Red Sox v Cleveland Indians - Game One Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Game 1 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox had a lot going for it. There were six home runs in the game, three by each team. Roberto Perez hit one of the Tribe's home runs; took second base on a long fly ball, putting himself in scoring position for Jason Kipnis, who drove him in for what proved to be the game-winning run; and made a fantastic tag on a play at the plate in the first inning, following a strong throw by Tyler Naquin and a quick relay by Francisco Lindor, turning what at first appeared to be another Boston run into the third out of the inning. Andrew Miller was summoned in the fifth inning, and went on to throw 40 pitches while recording six outs; Cody Allen threw 40 pitches too, while recording five outs, because Terry Francona gives not a single damn about traditional bullpen usage.

The game didn't end because of any of that stuff though. The game ended because, despite his protestations to the contrary, Dustin Pedroia did in fact swing: