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"Honestly? I think it's very important. It'll tell what kind of team we have. We're playing some tough teams. We're playing some teams that are fighting for the playoffs. It's a test. You always go through that test throughout a year. ... You have to face those teams, take them on and try to beat them. None of these teams are going to be easy."
--Outfielder Michael Bourn, on facing Atlanta, Detroit and Baltimore over the next nine games.

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