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"Whoever said that hasn't played Major League Baseball, hasn't had to stand in the batter's box. So, that doesn't carry much weight with me." -- Francona, on whether the Indians' remaining games make for a "cupcake" schedule.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.