• Indians manager Francona says he won’t use opt-out clause

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona says he won’t use an out clause in his contract if Cleveland President Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere.

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Indians’ Danny Salazar scratched from start

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Danny Salazar was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels because of a virus.

  • Obie looks out from it's cage as handlers made a lap around the stadium before a football game, on Aug. 27, 2015 in Massillon, Ohio.  Massillon's Washington High School started the season with Obie, its traditional mascot on hand, even though the district hasn't proved to the state that the mascot's display would meet stricter rules for possessing exotic animals. (Kevin Whitlock/Independent via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Ohio football team gets live tiger mascot for season opener

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A high school football team that has had a live tiger cub at games for decades started the season with its traditional mascot on hand, even though the district hasn’t proved to the state that the mascot’s display would meet stricter rules for possessing exotic animals.

  • Chris Jent to coach Bakersfield Jam in D-League

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Chris Jent will coach the Bakersfield Jam, the Phoenix Suns’ affiliate in the NBA Development League.

  • Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (28) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

    DeSclafani outpitched by Greinke, Reds swept by Dodgers 1-0

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani once again pitched well against Zack Greinke. And once more, the Cincinnati rookie came up just short against the Dodgers ace.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

    Dodgers finish sweep of Reds with 1-0 win

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday.

  • With Manziel out with sore elbow, Browns sign QB Pat Devlin

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s troublesome elbow forced the Browns to sign free agent quarterback Pat Devlin to give them some depth.

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Khris Davis, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Cody Anderson during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Nelson wild in Brewers’ 6-2 loss to Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Nelson had no one to blame but himself.

  • Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis runs after hitting a two-run double off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Kipnis has HR, 3 RBIs to lead Indians past Brewers, 6-2

    CLEVELAND (AP) — With his best pitcher landing on the disabled list, Indians manager Terry Francona knew he needed a strong effort from the rest of his team Wednesday night.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke (33) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher David Holmberg during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Dodgers ride 3 homers to 7-4 win over Reds

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig homered during a five-run fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 7-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.