Dustin Pedroia rests, Mike Napoli at first base for Red Sox vs. Astros

Dustin Pedroia has played in six straight games (including a doubleheader in Anaheim) since returning from the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, so the Red Sox are giving him a day off.

Pedroia, who is 1-for-23 since his return but has appeared to make much better contact in the Red Sox' most recent series against the Astros, was on the bench for the series finale on Thursday night while Brock Holt took over at second base and hit in the two-spot. 

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