Monday, August 31
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians beat the slumping Los Angeles Angels 9-2 yesterday. Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam, and Josh Tomlin worked into the eighth inning. Almonte's fifth-inning homer off Jered Weaver broke open a close game and sent Cleveland to its fifth straight win.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the team to take the same job with the Toronto Blue Jays. Shapiro has been with Cleveland since 1992. He will replace Paul Beeston, Toronto's CEO and president who is retiring. The teams will make the announcement today.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise. Dolan has had primary control of the Indians since 2013. He hired a New York-based investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority owner for the ballclub.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 yesterday. Ryan Braun homered and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings. Peralta held the Reds to one run and seven hits in a battle of teams fighting to stay out of the National League Central cellar.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson is following the NFL's protocol on head injuries after sustaining a concussion in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. Browns coach Mike Pettine says he doesn't know when Johnson will return. The team has big plans for the versatile Johnson, who was making his preseason debut after being out with a hamstring injury.