"All the way through, guys are taking quality at-bats and really working the starting pitcher early in the game. That goes a long way as far as getting the win," Kazmir said.
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"Not very efficient with my pitches, but there's going to be days like that so I need to be able to battle. To get six out of that, that's something you can build on," he said.