“You blow a game, well, you’re going to hear about it. No one wants to lose games,” he says. “Believe me, I’ve done it in the eighth inning. I’ve lost games, a bunch of games. It’s a little more pressure on you in the ninth, but I still think it’s still a job. You’re trying to do the same thing. You’re trying to get three outs as quickly as possible. You want to minimize damage and make quality pitches and finish the game. End it.”
AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg and AP freelance writers Chuck King, Jose M. Romero and Dick Scanlon contributed to this report.
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