The Chicago Cubs managerial search is on hold – at least publicly – as they wait out the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Cubs’ prospects Albert Almora (No. 2) and Kris Bryant (No. 4) continue to turn heads in the Arizona Fall League while right-hander C.J. Edwards (No. 11) was named a 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night showcased dominate pitching by Red Sox Jon Lester, Cardinals’ defensive mishaps, and a reserve call at second base that would led to a three-run second inning in a 8-1 Red Sox win. Cardinals’ Carlos Beltran crashed into the outfield wall in right (similar to Torri Hunter’s play in the Game 2 of the ALCS) and robbed Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz of a grand slam but went to a nearby hospital to be treated for bruised ribs.
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