- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2011

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the wins have piled up, one thing has become clear about the Cleveland Indians: Manny Acta was right.

The club’s second-year manager spent all spring telling anyone who would listen that he expected the Indians, who lost 93 games last season, to contend in 2011. With Acta making smart, timely moves _ and a little luck _ they have baseball’s best record.

The 42-year-old Acta, who spent two losing, learning seasons in Washington, has won over his players with a steady, demanding approach. He’s also endeared himself to Cleveland fans, who have embraced his swagger and unwavering belief that the Indians can win.

Acta begins every day by connecting with his followers on his Twitter page, often with a positive message.

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