Edwin Jackson
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"Edwin Jackson" is an United States/American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Jackson has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays/Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals. Jackson was an Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star in 2009 and threw a no-hitter on June 25, 2010.

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I could have pitched better, but the team backed me up and we got the win.

I try not to think about it, and if it's hurting, try not to show it. If it was that big a deal and I couldn't pitch with it, I wouldn't pitch. A lot of times in baseball, you're not 100 percent. It depends on how mentally strong you are. That's what it all comes down to.

A five-run lead just makes you that much more aggressive. You want to bear down and keep a lead when you have one.

Having a five-run lead after one inning was a definite confidence booster, ... I felt pretty strong. I tried to make them hit the ball and cut down on my walks.

The big hits they had were where I was behind in the count and I had to come at them. They got the hits when they needed to.

It wasn't necessarily my best start, but it wasn't necessarily my worst start.

I tried to come at it a different way this time, ... Make them put the ball in play [and] cut down on walks.

My mind frame is that I'm going to break (camp) with the team and contribute to the team like I know I can. Any thought of the minor leagues hasn't crossed my mind. I'm going in focused on one goal, one mission.

My first thought when I got here was 'Maybe I should have stayed home. But I love to dance, so I stayed.