The Cubs met with Rays’ bench coach Thursday even though he does not have any managerial success, a trait Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said the Cubs were looking for in a new manager.
In postseason baseball, the Boston Red Sox took a 3-2 series lead in the American League Championship Series following a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday night. The Sox defense clicked and reliever Koji Uehara continued to shine. The National League Championship Series returns to Busch Stadium (III) tonight as rookie Michael Wacha takes the mound against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in Game 6 with the Cardinals one win away from the World Series.
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Chicago Sun-Times: Dave Martinez never has managed before, but he knows Cubs
CSN Chicago: Cubs can go outside-the-box with Rays bench coach Dave Martinez
Daily Herald: Cubs have long talk with Rays’ Martinez
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