Francona approaches 1,000-win milestone

A Red Sox victory over the Seattle Mariners tonight would make Terry Francona the 57th manager to win at least 1,000 games in the Majors.

Francona currently has 999 career managerial wins, including 714 with Boston since 2004. He collected 285 victories managing the Philadelphia Phillies from 1997 to 2000.

Francona would join seven other active skippers to reach the 1,000-win mark: Tony LaRussa (2,690), Jim Leyland (1,546), Dusty Baker (1,453), Bruce Bochy (1,331), Davey Johnson (1,157), Mike Scioscia (1,034) and Jack McKeon (1,026).