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Born: October 25, 1971; Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic Height: 5'11" Weight: 170
Pedro pitched seven shutout innings in Yankee Stadium on April 25, in his first game in the Bronx since the 2003 ALCS. Thanks to Manny Ramirez's two run homer, the Sox avenged the previous year's loss by winning the game 2-0 and completing a three-game sweep of the Yankees.
He dominated the San Diego Padres at home on June 8, going eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and only two hits, as the Red Sox won 1-0.
Martinez had his finest game of the season on August 12 against Tampa Bay. He pitched a complete game shutout, the only one thrown by a Red Sox pitcher in 2004, while beating the Devil Rays 6-0. He struck out ten that night, his third straight start with ten or more strikeouts.
Pedro went seven scoreless innings against Texas on September 3, while giving up four hits and striking out nine. The 2-0 victory was the Sox' tenth straight win, as they secured a place in the postseason and made a run at the top spot in the division.
Pedro started Game 2 of the Division Series against Anaheim. He went seven innings, striking out six and allowing six hits, and left with a 4-3 lead in the eventual 8-3 win.
Martinez faced the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS. He battled for six innings, giving up only three runs, but the Red Sox offense wasn't able to do much against Jon Lieber, and they lost 3-1.
He started Game 5 in Fenway Park. After five innings, the Sox held a 2-1 lead, but he gave up a three-run double in the sixth. But the Red Sox were able to rally against Mariano Rivera to tie the game, and won it on David Ortiz's walkoff hit in the fourteenth.
Pedro dominated the Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first, and a second-and-third none-out threat in the third. After that, he didn't allow another hit the rest of the way. He finshed with seven shutout innings, six strikeouts, and only three hits, as the Red Sox won 4-1.
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