"It's big, especially when we run our ace out there, we want to make sure we take care of that game. Cliff did a great job. Everyone got that first win under our belts. We can bear down and focus on tomorrow."
"They have me the green light, so I was looking for a pitch right down the middle and that's what I got. I hit it pretty well (438 feet). I was hoping he'd throw me that pitch right there where I was looking for it."
"The only thing I was aware of was that we were in some serious competition out there today. I have a pretty good ballclub, and we're going to fight. I guess whatever happens from his point on will be history in the Texas Rangers folklore."
"It's a tough lineup and they were swinging from strike one. It makes it tough when guys come out and do that. They hit some good pitches and they hit some bad pitches and that's what a good team does."
"It just seems like we had a lot of balls that we really hit hard today. We just couldn't get anything to really fall in and get something going. That was the tough thing today was we felt like we squared more balls than they did in the game and they scored four more runs than us."
"It's a short series. You've got to come back and play well tomorrow. I have a lot of confidence in our guys."