The Chicago Cubs’ search for a new manager could take longer than expected, and it involves Boston Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo. Saturday night sources confirmed the Cubs are interested in the experienced minor league skipper and are willing to wait out the Red Sox postseason run to interview him for the job. This news came shortly after USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported San Diego Padres’ bench coach Rick Renteria emerged as the organization’s clear-cut choice to be the Cubs next manager.
In postseason baseball, the Detroit Tigers run was slammed shut by Shane Victorino and the Red Sox on Saturday night at Fenway Park in Game 6 of the ALCS with a 5-2 victory. The Red Sox return to the World Series for the fourth time in the last ten years after finishing at the bottom of the AL East Division last season. With the AL victory in the 2013 All-Star game the Red Sox have home field advantage and will host Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals in a 2004 World Series rematch.
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