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Posted 9/12/12 at 11:09 PM

Dustin Pedroia leaves Wednesday night's game early because his wife is in labor

Dustin Pedroia was playing pretty well against the Yankees on Wednesday, with two hits under his belt going into the bottom of the seventh. So when Bobby Valentine took him out of the game, something must have been up.

Dustin's wife, Kelli, had gone into labor. And while baseball is important, it's not as important as attending the birth of your child.

-Jeremy Moses / MLB.com

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