Red Sox Pedroia, Victorino Win AL Gold Glove Awards
BOSTON (AP/WGGB) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino were honored with a Golden Glove award Tuesday.
It was the third time Pedroia has won the award. This was Victorino’s fourth Gold Glove, but his first in the American League.
Boston’s World Series opponent saw their share of kudos as well. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season, along with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.
Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury was a Gold Glove nominee, but lost out to Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones.
The Orioles and Royals had three winners apiece, tied for the most of any team. Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon won his third in a row.
Baseball’s biggest awards, such as the MVP and Cy Young Awards, will be handed out after the World Series.
Rawlings has presented Gold Gloves since 1957.