Quote to note

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"I've been really encouraged by the resiliency of the guys. We didn't get off to the best start, and then put together a stretch where we played great baseball for a few weeks. Then we went through another stretch, while playing against some very difficult competition, where we didn't play as well. It was really encouraging for us to see how we rebounded at the end of that stretch." -- general manager Chris Antonetti, on his team's play to this point

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