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"I always want to go as deep as I can, regardless of the situation. I don't want to wear out my bullpen. I don't feel like they should be responsible for covering innings when I don't do well."
-- Jeff Karstens, who has gone seven-plus innings in each of his last three starts, including Monday, even after he'd allowed four runs in the fifth.

"I always want to go as deep as I can, regardless of the situation. I don't want to wear out my bullpen. I don't feel like they should be responsible for covering innings when I don't do well."
-- Jeff Karstens, who has gone seven-plus innings in each of his last three starts, including Monday, even after he'd allowed four runs in the fifth.

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