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Yost doubles down on stupid/aggressive base running

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"We’re going to keep playing that way," he said. "One of the neat things about our club is our kids are aggressive. They do want to play to win. It’s fun when you have a group of guys like that. They don’t want to be harnessed. "So we try to teach them how, when and why so we make the best decisions we can make. And I don’t have any quibbles with any of the decisions we made (Monday). They were all calculated. They were all good opportunities, but (Oakland) executed." "We don’t have to run in those situations," Yost said, "but we’re trying to win the game. We could cover our (backside) and never run, and never get thrown out, and say we just didn’t hit. But then you’re not playing the game to win. "If you make (the other team) execute every time, you’re going to come out on top way more than you’re going to come out on the bottom. It’s just that (Monday) night, they came out on top in every situation and we lost the game 1-0."

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