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Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley watches his two-run double off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Chad Smith in the ninth inning of a game Sunday in Cleveland. The Indians lost 10-4. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Detroit Tigers' Nick Castellanos (right) beats the tag by Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall (front left) to steal third on a wild pitch in the fourth inning of a game on Sunday in Cleveland. Umpire Jordan Baker looks to make the call. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin delivers against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (top) takes the throw to force Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson (14) at second base in the fifth inning of a game on Sunday in Cleveland. The call was reversed on replay review after Cabrera dropped the ball while getting it out of his glove. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
CLEVELAND: They are slowly becoming Cleveland’s Odd Couple, the Indians’ 57-year-old manager and the Cavs’ 31-year-old shooting guard. On the surface, Terry Francona and J.R. Smith seem to have little in common. But there is an admiration and respect between them that they hope will soon blossom into more — as soon as their schedules allow.