On the Rays' victories atFenway Park in September:
"To do it in September was really good, because it's later in the year, the very short lead that we had over them at that particular juncture, and everybody is waiting for us to not be able to do those things. ... Had we not been able to do that, it would have been different."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona
On Josh Beckett, tonight's starting pitcher:
"I don't think that the idea of playing in these games of this magnitude are too big for him. I think he thrives on that and he enjoys it. But I think you have to be a very good pitcher to begin with. ... If you don't physically have the stuff to do it, you're probably kind of running upstream a little bit.''