Carlos Santana

Indians pick up options for Francona, Santana; Lovullo to manage Diamondbacks

Indians pick up options for Francona, Santana; Lovullo to manage Diamondbacks

Two days later, the pain has diminished — a little. The cruel sting of losing Game 7 hasn't completely left the Cleveland Indians. 

“We all want to hoist that World Series trophy,” team President Chris Antonetti said Friday, “so it hurt when we lost.” 

At the same time the Chicago Cubs were parading down Michigan Avenue after winning their first title in 108 years, the Indians — who pushed the NL champions into extra innings in an unforgettable season finale before losing 8-7 — took the first steps toward getting back to the Series in 2017. 

For Antonetti, who has been with the club for 18...

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