Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia logged career doubles No. 299 and 300 against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night, becoming the 10th player in franchise history to reach the 300-double mark. The pair of two-baggers came as part of a 3-for-5 performance at the plate, with two runs scored, in Boston's 4-3 victory.
Over the course of his nine-year career, Pedroia has averaged 46 doubles per 162 games, with his highest single-season total of 54 occurring during the 2008 campaign. He's hit 37 or more doubles in six of seven seasons since 2007 and is second to only Bobby Doerr (381 doubles) among Red Sox second basemen all time.
This wasn't Pedroia's only notable achievement of the week, as he hit career home run No. 100 Saturday against the Rays. It was his first long ball of the season, and Pedroia became the 48th second baseman in MLB history to reach this achievement. Once again, Pedroia is second to Doerr (223 home runs) on the Red Sox's all-time list.
Boston's staple at the keystone is off to yet another strong start in 2014, with a .284 batting average and 13 two-baggers through 33 games. He's also added two steals, bringing his career total up to 121. According to Red Sox media relations manager Jon Shestakofsky, Pedroia is the fastest player in the modern era (1,048 games) to reach 300 doubles and 100 steals.
All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified.
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