Dustin Pedroia was cleared to run the bases in the next few days. Boston needs him because their second basemen are bottom-five in the majors in OPS since Pedroia went out. David Price is throwing again as he tries to return from inflammation in his left elbow. Despite the injuries, the Sox have one of the best records in the majors in August and are in the driver’s seat of the AL East. — Michael Bonzagni, ESPN Stats & Information.