Terry Francona spent eight seasons competing with the New York Yankees for AL East supremacy.
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians manager will face his former adversary in his new team's first home game.
As Boston's manager from 2004-11, Francona led the club to World Series crowns in 2004 and 2007. The '04 championship - the Red Sox's first in 86 years - came after defeating the Yankees in the AL championship series, where they became the first team to win a postseason series after being down 3-0.
Francona's focus now is helping the Indians make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Cleveland (3-3) made it back to .500 with a season-high 17 hits as it roughed up reigning AL Cy Young winner David Price in Sunday's 13-0 victory over Tampa Bay. The Indians had seven hits and were shut out in the first two games of the series.
"When you get this game figured out, let me know,'' Francona said.
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