Quote to note

"It's hard to play from a deficit. But, if you give up three or four early, I'd much rather us continue to play than go home or mail it in. I think our guys do a really good job of collecting themselves and continuing to play. Sometimes, that's what it takes."
--Francona, on his team's knack for late-inning rallies

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