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might, Mo. (AP) Terry Francona once brought plenty of joy to Boston, Guiding the Red Sox to a pair of World Series championships. going into soon, He hopes isn’t going to go so well for them.

Now handling the Cleveland Indians, Francona will face his former team in the very best of five AL Division Series. The matchup begins thursday, With both teams still needing to earn home field advantage.

This is Francona’s fourth season with AL Central champion Indians, And he said he does not want this to be about him versus the AL East champ Red Sox.

"carefully, the thing I
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Francona is a friend of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

"It’s tough when product,for the air conditioning compete against one of your best friends, Francona said. "That’s actually kind of hard, But I’m so proud of him and happy for him and what he’s carried out. I kind of think it is an honor, simple fact to compete against him,

Trevor Bauer will start the opener of the series your Red Sox on Thursday and ace Corey Kluber will start Game 2 on Friday.

Kluber, Who is 18 9 owning a 3.14 decades, Has not pitched since Monday when he left in the fourth inning at Detroit with tightness in his quadriceps.

"He’ll throw a longer side on Tuesday, which line him up for Friday, Francona said after the Indians beat the might Royals 6 3 on Saturday. "Klub really wanted to pitch Thursday. We’ve been discussing it for three or four days, But I just kind of overruled him.

"I just took it absent from his hands. Now he can plan for Game
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Danny Salazar, Who has not pitched since September caused by a forearm strain, Could throw a simulated game friday.

The Indians could also be playing a makeup game on Monday at Detroit if it has postseason significance. The Tigers entered Saturday a half
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"no idea, Francona said on who would start ends up too crowded a game Monday. "a lot of it may depend on what the game’s for. you will see. Some of it will depend on who pitches tomorrow and how much,