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Last Update on September 01, 2015 05:31 GMT


TORONTO (AP) -- Jerry Sands singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Danny Salazar struck out 10 and the Cleveland Indians won their sixth straight game, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Monday night.

Salazar (12-7) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the fifth time this season and the first time since fanning 10 against Baltimore on June 6.

Bryan Shaw got two outs in the eighth and Cody Allen finished for his 28th save.

Ryan Raburn doubled home the tying run as the Indians matched their longest winning streak of the season and halted Toronto's run at four.

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion, who was named AL player of the week after batting .391 (9 for 23) with six home runs and 17 RBIs, extended his hitting streak to 26 games with a leadoff single in the sixth.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians President Mark Shapiro is leaving the club after this season to run Toronto's front office.

Shapiro has had several prominent roles in his 24 season with Cleveland. He will become the Blue Jays' next president and CEO.

Shapiro will replace Toronto CEO Paul Beeston, who is retiring.

Shapiro has been with Cleveland since 1992, when he began as an assistant in baseball operations. He spent four years as the team's minor league director and three as vice president before becoming general manager in 2001. The Indians made the playoffs twice with Shapiro calling the shots before he took over as team president in 2010.

Shapiro says the decision to leave Cleveland is difficult, and owner Paul Dolan says he will not look for a replacement.


TORONTO (AP) -- The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays says it would "love" to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract.

The news comes on the day Rogers Communications announced the hiring of Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro to become team president. He replaces Paul Beeston, who is retiring.

Rogers spokesperson Andrea Goldstein said Monday the team would "love to extend Alex's contract" and that he "has a done a terrific job." His contract expires in October.

Goldstein says the immediate focus, however, is a strong finish to the season. Toronto leads the AL East by 1 1/2 games.

Anthopoulos acquired MVP candidate Josh Donaldson in the offseason and traded for David Price and Troy Tulowitzki before the deadline to give Toronto a chance at its first playoff spot since 1993.

National Sports News

Last Update on September 02, 2015 01:13 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies pulled off the fourth triple play in team history this afternoon, but it wasn't enough to win the opener of their day-night doubleheader with Arizona.

Phil Gosselin belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs to lead the Diamondbacks' offense in a 6-4 victory at Colorado. Gosselin doubled home a run in the third and broke it home with a blast that put Arizona ahead 6-2 in the seventh.

The triple play came in the ninth inning against one of the National League's top hitters. Shortstop Jose Reyes grabbed a line drive off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt and threw to second baseman D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) before first baseman Ben Paulsen took the relay toss for the third out.


UNDATED (AP) -- Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox and will likely miss a couple of weeks. Both players were sent home from Tampa Bay after experiencing symptoms over the weekend. The Royals have reached out to players, coaches and their families to determine whether anyone else has had chickenpox or may be at risk.

The Royals also have activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes in a series of moves. Gordon has been out since July 8, when he crumpled to the warning track while chasing down a fly ball in a game against Tampa Bay. He had spent eight games rehabbing in Omaha.

Gomes was acquired late Monday in a trade with Atlanta.

Also in the majors:

-- The Dodgers have reacquired outfielder Chris Heisey (HY'-see), getting him from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash considerations. Heisey started the season with the Dodgers, hitting .154 with no RBIs in 17 games before being designated for assignment on July 30. He is a .246 hitter with 50 homers and 147 RBIs in 560 games over six major league seasons.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles is hoping to host the Summer Olympics for the third time.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says his city is "the world's greatest stage" as it prepares to win the 2024 Summer Olympics, calling it "a quest that Los Angeles was made for." The U.S. Olympic Committee announced that L.A. will be its bid city in an attempt to secure the Summer Games for the first time since it was in Atlanta 19 years ago. The International Olympic Committee will pick the host city in 2017.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun announced the selection of L.A. replacing Boston, which pulled out of contention last month amid serious concerns of cost overruns and a groundswell of citizens against the proposal.

L.A. is up against Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary, for the right to host the Games. L.A. hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.


NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York judge has reiterated that he'll rule by Friday whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension.

Judge Richard Berman will determine whether the NFL properly followed its collective bargaining agreement with players when it suspended Brady for his role in using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game. His order came out after an apparently new and bogus Twitter account with his photograph claimed he would rule this afternoon.


UNDATED (AP) -- Teams continue to pare rosters in anticipation of the new NFL season. The Miami Dolphins released punter Brandon Fields, opting to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee.

Fields made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net average of 38.6 ranked only 25th in the league.

In other NFL news:

-- The Green Bay Packers have some good news about their injury-stricken receiving corps. Packers receiver Randall Cobb hopes to be back for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Bears after spraining his shoulder in a preseason game last week against Philadelphia. Green Bay wideout Jared Abbrederis returned to practice after being cleared from a concussion from the first day of camp in late July.

-- The agent for NFL return specialist and receiver Jalen Saunders says the second-year pro has been traded from the Saints to the Patriots for a conditional draft pick. The 22-year-old Saunders saw his first NFL action with the New York Jets and Saints last season.

-- Atlanta Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews and linebacker Brooks Reed have been ruled out for Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore, and the team has parted ways with injured guard-center Peter Konz.

-- Chiefs coach Andy Reid says tight end Travis Kelce will miss the preseason finale Thursday night against St. Louis after spraining an ankle in practice earlier this week. Reid says Kelce would be able to play if it were the regular season.

-- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') says his ailing throwing elbow does not need surgery, telling reporters that he's had to manage elbow soreness since his freshman year in college. Manziel hasn't thrown a pass since his elbow flared up during practice Aug. 23 and has been shut down from playing in Cleveland's final two exhibition games.

-- Jace Amaro's shoulder injury is worse than initially expected. The New York Jets placed the second-year tight end on season-ending injured reserve with a torn labrum in his left shoulder after he was hurt in the preseason opener.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Second seeds Roger Federer and Simona Halep (HA'-lehp) were among the first-round winners at the U.S. Open this afternoon.

Federer dropped just five games in his straight-sets victory. Halep was leading 6-2, 3-0 when Marina Erakovic retired.

Other winners included women's fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) and men's No. 6 Tomas Berdych. Women's sixth seed Lucie Safarova and men's No. 11 Gilles Simon (zhihlz see-MOHN') were dispatched.


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