CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona doesn't like being an October outsider. This is his month.
Over the past decade or so, Francona exorcised demons and ended a celebrated curse in Boston, winning two World Series titles. But despite a second-half surge, Cleveland didn't make the postseason for the second straight year and Francona hasn't quite come to grips with it.
"You wanna know what still sticks with me?" Francona said Tuesday as the Indians boxed up a disappointing 2015 season. "It's that four-game series with the White Sox. If we would have won a couple games, we wouldn't have been chasing that group at the end."