Quote to note

"We've had to play through some ups and downs. We haven't been as good defensively as I think we'd like to be. But, because we keep playing, there's been some games where we've actually hung on and won. Games that look maybe a little bit improbable. I guess I figure, if we do that, if we're as good as we think we are, we'll end up where we're supposed to be."

-- Francona, on the Tribe's season to date

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