Quote to note

Quote to note

"Sometimes a team gets a lead and they don't exactly grind out their at-bats -- that's human nature. But he came in throwing strikes and throwing 97 [mph], and he threw his breaking ball for strikes. If he does that against any lineup, he's going to be OK."
-- Francona, on Carrasco's five-inning performance in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Angels

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