Last Update on August 31, 2015 05:34 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam and Josh Tomlin worked into the eighth inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-2 win over the slumping Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Almonte's fifth-inning homer off Jered Weaver broke open a close game and sent Cleveland to its fifth straight win.
Weaver (6-10) didn't get much help from his defense. Center fielder Mike Trout and right fielder Kole Calhoun lost catchable fly balls in the sun, leading to five Cleveland runs.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the team to take the same job with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston, Toronto's CEO and president who is retiring. The teams will make the announcement Monday, said the person who spoke Sunday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sides were still working through some details.
CBSSports.com first reported the deal.
Shapiro served as Cleveland's minor league director and general manager before becoming Cleveland's president following the 2010 season. Shapiro has twice been named baseball's executive of the year.
The Indians have operated with one of baseball's lowest payrolls. That won't be the case in Toronto as the Blue Jays have pumped money into the roster, hoping to end a postseason drought dating to 1993.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan hired an investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority investor for his franchise.
Dolan secured Allen & Co., a New York-based firm, to search for a minority owner, a team spokesman confirmed Sunday. The New York Post first reported the deal on Saturday.
The Dolan family bought the Indians in 1999 from Richard Jacobs for $322 million. The club has had one of the lowest payrolls in the major leagues and attendance at Progressive Field has dropped dramatically in the past few seasons.
Dolan has said he has no interest in selling his majority controlling interest in the Indians.
Meanwhile, team president Mark Shapiro could possibly leave the team for a similar role with the Toronto Blue Jays. Shapiro served as the club's general manager from 2001-10.