John Farrell

Tito's touch: Francona makes right moves as Indians advance

Drenched after his players joyfully doused him with champagne and beer, Indians manager Terry Francona stood at the center of the visitor's clubhouse in Fenway Park, a ballpark where he had been in the middle of so many similar celebrations.

Francona didn't get a hit, steal a base or record an out as Cleveland surprisingly swept Boston in the AL Division Series.

He did just about everything else.

As he removed his glasses to wipe the sudsy shower from his face, Francona could finally relax — for a night. His moves pushed the Indians deeper into October.

The bubble gum-chomping, drought-busting motivator is Cleveland's MVP.

Whether masterfully...