His team's got bite, but Francona loses tooth with chew

TORONTO (AP) Enough talk about that toothless Toronto offense. Cleveland manager Terry Francona had a real dental issue to deal with after Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

Francona says he had to see a dentist after Monday night's game because of a mishap earlier in the night.

''Right before the game, I mean, like literally, my lower tooth, the veneer popped out while I was chewing,'' Francona told reporters Tuesday. ''I undid my tobacco and there's my tooth.''

Francona said he was able to go around 1 a.m. to see a dentist, who met him downtown. The manager said he was ''good to go'' before Game 4 on Tuesday.

The Indians lead the Blue Jays 3-0 in the ALCS.

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