Quote to note

"Cody was losing his mind. I was actually laughing in here, because I knew he was losing his mind. There's no way he should've pitched last night, and we wouldn't let him. But it's nice to have guys who feel like that."
-- Francona, on closer Cody Allen, who was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the White Sox

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