Quote to note

"We're not far off from where we were last year. ... We have a chance today to go into the break at .500. It's just one good stretch and you're right there in it. That's when scoreboard watching starts in September. I think we put ourselves in a decent enough spot to play meaningful games in September. We had a great September last year."
-- Reliever Cody Allen

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