Quote to note

"He's a little bit different now than he used to be. He used to kind of grip it and rip it. And, he competed his rear end off. I'm sure that's still the case, but he's a little bit different pitcher. ... But, if you notice by looking at the stats, he's every bit as effective, if not more so now. It's a guy I root for a lot, just not [on Tuesday]."

-- Indians manager Terry Francona, on Dodgers Tuesday starter Josh Beckett, who pitched for the manager during their days with the Red Sox

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