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Terry Francona returns to winning ways with Indians

CLEVELAND — We don’t know if the lovefest between Terry Francona and his players will continue much beyond Wednesday night, when the Indians face the Tampa Bay Rays in the one-game wild-card playoff at Progressive Field.

If it does, Francona will take his band of “goons” to Boston, where he won two World Series championships with the Red Sox, in what will be an emotional and awkward time for him, according to some of his lieutenants, who have watched Francona do what they believe has been his best managing job yet.

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