Quote to note

Quote to note

"We're excited. We're excited about every game. I don't think there's any reason to hide our excitement. We're in the thick of this thing and we're battling some good teams, and we're right in the middle of it. We should be excited."
--Indians manager Terry Francona, on being in the Wild Card race heading into the final homestand of the regular season

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