Blue Jays fire Montoyo, promote Schneider for rest of season
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Ted S. Warren)TORONTO — (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday and promoted bench coach John Schneider to interim manager for the remainder of the season. The 13th manager in Blue Jays history, and the first from Puerto Rico, Montoyo went 236-236 in parts of four seasons. Several members of the Blue Jays organization flew together to Virginia on Monday’s off day to attend Julia Budzinski’s funeral. Montoyo, 57, replaced John Gibbons as Blue Jays manager after the end of the 2018 season. Before joining the Blue Jays, Montoyo spent six seasons on Tampa Bay’s major league coaching staff, including his final three as bench coach.wftv.com
Last hurrah: Indians win final home game before name change
Royals Indians Baseball A Cleveland Indians fan holds up a sign as the team celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Cleveland. Cleveland played its final home game against the Royals as the Indians, the team's nickname since 1915. The club will be called the Cleveland Guardians next season. “I was here for their first exhibition game in 1994, and I thought it was appropriate to come for the last game as Indians," he said. During Monday's game, fans posed for photos, many using the giant scripted Indians logo above the left-field scoreboard as background.wftv.com
Indians homer in 19th straight; beat Sox 11-5
Franmil Reyes homered over the Green Monster to spark a three-run third inning _ Cleveland’s franchise-record tying 19th straight game with a home run _ and the Indians salvaged the finale of the series with an 11-5 victory over the COVID-impacted Boston Red Sox.