Quote to note

"That was a great play -- the fact that he caught the ball after running in. You don't want to get doubled up when you're down, but he would've doubled me up, too. He didn't just take a step in. He came in hard. I don't know how he got to that ball."
-- Francona, on the impressive catch-and-throw double play turned in by Red Sox center fielder Bradley in the seventh inning Thursday

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