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Potent quotables: 12 pieces of bacon and a Red Bull

“We’ll show up [Sunday], do what we always do on early games, have 12 pieces of bacon, a Red Bull and go get ‘em.”

- Terry Franconareveals how the Red Sox will preparefor a do-or-die matinee with the Angels on Sunday. Clay Buchholz will attempt to save the season against Scott Kazmir. Kazmir was 2-2 with a 1.73 ERA in six starts with the Angels this season.

“This game can be really weird. I never would have guessed that we would have swept those guys.”

- Casey Blake comments on his team’sunlikely sweep of the Cardinals. Though the Dodgers had the better record during the regular season, they had to face two legitimate Cy Young candidates to start the series. The Dodgers managed to pull out both games. They carried that momentum to Game 3 with a dominant effort by Vicente Padilla, who tossed seven scoreless innings.

“I don’t like the stigma of our club getting swept. We’re a better club than that, and the series was more competitive than that. But that’s what it is. But today wasn’t a real good competition.”

- Tony La Russaknows his team is better than the one that showed up for the NLDS. This season marks the first time that the Cardinals have ever been swept in a Division Series or League Championship Series.

“He wasn’t a bad guy at all, as far as I was I was concerned. I didn’t feel like he stole our money. ... I went down with him. He took a lot of crap, and so did I. I never lost my perspective on what really happened. It was a move that didn’t work because he didn’t stay healthy. Do I blame him for it? No I don’t I don’t think he laid down on us.”

- Yankees general manager Brian Cashmanreflects on the much-maligned Carl Pavano signing. Pavano will seek redemption against his former team on Sunday night as the Twins try to keep their season alive.