Quote to note

"On a day like today, we're a little beat up, G understands so well -- regardless of what his batting average is -- if he gets one mistake tonight and he deposits it in the seats, that can help us win a game. And he really gets that."
--Francona, on Jason Giambi's ability to give the Indians extra pop off the bench with Swisher and Santana hurt. Giambi, hitting sixth as the DH, homered in the second inning.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.