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Heartfelt meeting for Giants’ Bruce Bochy, Indians’ Terry Francona

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The Giants will host the Indians in a three-game series at AT&T Park beginning Monday night, almost certainly the first in big-league history featuring two managers who have had heart-ablation procedures during the season.

Francona returned to the dugout in Oakland on Friday night after undergoing the procedure in Cleveland on July 6 to correct a heart arrhythmia. Bochy had the same procedure in San Diego on April 17.

Francona said Saturday he vaguely knew Bochy had a heart issue but was not aware the Giants’ manager had the same procedure, in which a portion of tissue is burned to prevent the irregular heartbeat.