Quote to note

Quote to note

"We stayed away from chicken and beer. That helped. I might as well get that out of the way." --
manager Terry Francona, when asked for the secret to the Indians' hot finish, which was much better for him than the late collapse of his 2011 Red Sox.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.