"When this team can get over that hump, we still know we're one of the best teams in the American League," Kipnis said. "We're still a contender with a very big run in us. I think we have started the last couple of years around this same record early on. You know how we do since (Francona's) been here, our second-half records are usually one of the best in the league. I think that's where we pick up our steam and hit our strides."
"I tried," he said. "I saw it fine. I just had no chance of getting (the glove) up fast enough."