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"We got to beat everybody. You can't just beat one team. That's why every series is so big, because they all actually count the same. Now, when you play somebody head up, if you beat them, you're guaranteeing they're losing. And again, I'm not that smart, but it helps. " -- Indians manager Terry Francona on playing the Tigers, who entered Friday with a 6-2 record against Cleveland this season.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.