Quote to note

"I think the first thing that jumps out, maybe, is just catching the ball defensively. I think we've always said that for us to be the team we want to be, we've got to play clean. We've had a lot of periods where we haven't, and we've made it harder to win than we need it to be."
-- Francona, on what his team needs to improve in the second half

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