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Indians stun Papelbon, Nats with 3-run 9th, walk-off

Indians manager Terry Francona paid the Nationals the ultimate compliment before Tuesday's game, saying Washington is "built for October baseball." In the opener of this series between potential postseason teams, the Indians looked like they fit that description as well, pulling off a 7-6 walk-off win at Progressive Field.
2 days ago

Indians' Carlos Santana kisses Terry Francona's head as part of pregame ritual

The Cleveland Indians (54-38) surprisingly hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the AL Central over the Detroit Tigers (49-44). Their pitching has been stellar, holding the sixth-best ERA in all of baseball, and their bats have been equally great having scored the sixth-most runs, too.But perhaps the biggest reason why the Indians have been such a pleasant surprise is because of Carlos Santana...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hunter suffers back fracture after falling while carrying child

The Cleveland Indians probably didn’t think that they would have to worry about reliever Tommy Hunter’s sense of balance this season. Hunter has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of a vertebra in his lower back. The apparent culprit of his injury? A fall down the stairs at home while carrying his child. “He had a little mishap at home during...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

For first time in Francona era, Indians begin second half atop division

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins open the second half of the Major League Baseball season with a three-game series beginning Friday night at Target Field.Despite a 4-6 finish to the first half, the Indians will begin play 6 1/2 games clear of the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central and seven games ahead of the Chicago White Sox and...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona ‘Impressed,’ But Not Surprised By David Ortiz’s Success

Terry Francona is quite familiar with just how good David Ortiz is. The Cleveland Indians manager was skipper of the Boston Red Sox from their 2004 World Series-winning season through 2011. So he’s seen enough of the designated hitter to know Ortiz’s current .311 average and 10 home runs are to be expected, even at 40 years old. “I would never say surprised,” Francona said...
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s, Terry Francona’s 2004 Legacy Still Aiding Red Sox Today

At the Boston Red Sox’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night, David Ortiz credited veterans like Jason Varitek, an inductee himself, for providing the type of guidance and leadership in 2004 that Ortiz needed as a 28-year-old player looking to find his footing. The rest speaks for itself, as Ortiz since has become one of the greatest players in baseball history and helped...
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians Postponement Couldn’t Keep Terry Francona Off His Scooter

Cold temperatures and the potential for rain or snow in northeast Ohio were enough to postpone Monday’s season opener between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. They weren’t, however, enough to cause Terry Francona to alter his travel plans. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, Michael Beaven of the Akron Beacon Journal spotted the Indians manager riding his...
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and runners on the corners, New York Shortstop Didi Gregorius took a throw from first base that appeared to pull him...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona continued his recent habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he had engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

By Jason Rowan Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a bathroom mishap as the need...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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