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BASEBALL PLAYOFFS : American League Notebook

Times Staff Writers

Boston Manager Joe Morgan saw the Weiss-Rice play differently than LaRussa, although not quite as colorfully. In fact, most of Morgan’s responses in the post-game interview room had contained as many words as the number of Boston runs on the scoreboard.

Question: Would Rice have scored in the second inning if Walt Weiss doesn’t make the play?

Answer: No.

Q: Was this a game you had to win?

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A: We’ll find out later.

Q: How do you feel about Roger Clemens pitching tomorrow?

A: Outstanding.

Early playoff observation: Joe Morgan is not a good loser.

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