• Farrell doesn't mind managing under National League rules for the next six games. Pinch-hitting for the starting pitcher can take the difficulty out of the decision-making.
"I think there are times in the American League you've got to know your personnel better on how much left they have, particularly a starter in those middle innings," Farrell said. "I'm not saying this is easier here but there's things that become a little more clear that direct your decisions."
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