Latest Terry Francona News

Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway after 2 bumpy seasons

Oct. 4, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Callaway went 11-1 in his first 12 games as manager of the New York Mets. After that, nothing ever seemed to go smoothly for him again. Following more than a year on the hot seat, Callaway was fired Thursday by the Mets after missing the playoffs in both his seasons at the helm. The...

October outsiders: Indians' final comeback falls short

Sep. 30, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians made one stirring comeback after another through a season scattered with adversity, misfortune, and unexpected challenges. Their last one fell short. They're stubbornly sitting out the postseason for the first time since 2015. "We were on the run, and I just wanted to play in...

Nats top Indians 8-2, head to playoffs on 8-game win streak

Sep. 29, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been more than a century since a major league team went from 12 games under .500 to as many wins as the Washington Nationals accumulated this season. And the Nationals are surging into the playoffs, running their winning streak to a year-high eight games with an 8-2 victory Sunday...

'Baby Shark' slam helps Nats clinch hosting wild-card game

Sep. 28, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals' surge started after they brought aboard Gerardo Parra, whose dugout dancing and "Baby Shark" walk-up music became the trademarks of the club's turnaround. So maybe it's fitting the Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to...

Indians out of AL wild-card chasse after 8-2 loss at Nats

Sep. 28, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' clubhouse was quiet as can be, nearly cleared out. The TVs were all off. No music. No conversation. The meaningful part of their season is done. Manager Terry Francona and the Indians will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2015, eliminated from the...

Indians fall to Chisox, 2 games back in WC race with 3 left

Sep. 27, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Facing a rookie pressed into his first major league start, the Cleveland Indians seemed set up to do some damage. Instead, their playoff chances took a huge hit. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and the Indians were blanked on four hits Thursday night in an 8-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox....

Indians drop in wild-card race, fall to Chisox; Twins clinch

Sep. 26, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians know they have little margin for error this late in the AL wild-card race. They made one too many Wednesday night. Shane Bieber got tagged early and the Indians lost ground in the wild-card chase, falling to the Chicago White Sox 8-3. Their second defeat in the last...

Ramírez hits slam, 3-run shot in return, Indians rout ChiSox

Sep. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Ramírez put on quite a show in his return to the lineup. The Cleveland Indians enjoyed every moment. Ramírez hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in his first two plate appearances after missing a month with a broken hand, and Cleveland pounded the Chicago White Sox...

Happy returns: Ramírez hits slam, 3-run HR in 1st game back

Sep. 24, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians star José Ramírez hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance after missing a month with a broken hand, then followed with a three-run drive in his second. Batting left-handed, Ramírez lofted a 3-1 pitch from Chicago White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer...

Indians move into tie for 2nd wild card, beat Phillies 10-1

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries and setbacks throughout season and remained in the playoff race. The outcome will be decided in the final week. Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. The Indians...