Quote to note

"He's good. We think he's pretty good, but our job is to beat him now. We used to love it when he'd win. Now, we hope he loses."
-- Francona, on A's lefty Scott Kazmir, who pitched for Cleveland last season and will face the Tribe on Wednesday.

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