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"He keeps grinding and he doesn't ever give up. It paid off for him. It could've been a single to right. It could've been a double, but the ball carries out and ends up making him feel good about himself, which is great."

-- Francona, on Yan Gomes' 12-pitch at-bat resulting in a home run Wednesday

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