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"Some nights you get your guts ripped out. But I'd much rather have that than have it be where we're playing the young guys because we're looking for next year. Every game means so much and I love that, and I think our guys do too."
-- Francona

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