A new week begins in baseball on the hells of a memorable night at Fenway Park. The Detroit Tigers pitching staff once again went more than seven innings before giving up a hit and looked to take a 2-0 lead back to Detroit before David Ortiz launched a grand slam to right field in the eighth inning. Saltalamacchia then hit a walk-off in the ninth to even up the series. The National League Championship Series resumes in Los Angeles tonight with Hyun-Jin Ryu taking the ball for the Dodgers as they look to climb out of a 0-2 deficit against Adam Wainwright.
The Cubs will begin accelerating their search for a new manager this week. Leading candidate Rick Renteria is reported to meet with the Cubs this week about the job and the Cubs are trying to talk to Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez too.
Chicago Tribune: Dempster: Cubs, Red Sox fans a lot alike
CSN Chicago: After missing Cubs-Red Sox in ’03, Theo sees Wrigley rocking again
Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs, familiar names remember the Bartman night at Wrigley
Los Angeles Times: Dodgers’ A.J. Ellis: So what if Cardinals’ Yadier Molina missed the tag?
CBS Sports: Hurting Dodgers coming apart at the seams as Cards seize 2-0 lead
BoSox Injection: Saly’s walk-off evens series
Detroit Free-Press: Jeff Seidel: Why in the world did Tigers pitch to Ortiz?
St. Louis Dispatch: Cards plan to stick to their script in LA
Tampa Bay Times: Trade Price? Rays have much to ponder
MLB.com: MLB Fan Cave 2014