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I think we just got the last blow in… That’s what happened, because they were coming back and we came back and they came back, and we were able to hold on.

— Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, speaking after the M’s completed their first-ever sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, winning three gritty games.