Eduardo Rodriguez had his best outing of the season for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night and credited his success to a new grip on his breaking ball taught to him by Dustin Pedroia.

Rodriguez said after the game that he was sitting in the dugout three or four days ago with Pedroia, who asked, "Hey, you want to see a nasty breaking ball?"

After Pedroia told him, "Hold it like this and throw it like that," Rodriguez said he tried it a couple days ago and saw that it was moving pretty good, so he broke it out in the game.

"It was the first time I tried throwing a breaking ball like that today, and it was working, so I just gotta say thanks to him," said Rodriguez.