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08/22/2010 - 12:00pm
Cubs announce Piniella to retire Sunday
By: DJ Bean

The Cubs have announced that manager Lou Piniella, originally set to retire at the end of the season, will do so following Sunday's game against the Braves. 

 

The 66-year-old Piniella has also managed the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and what were then the Devil Rays. He was named manager of the year three times in his career, the most recent of which came in 2008, his second season with the Cubs. His career as a manager was perhaps highlighted by the Reds' 1990 World Series victory over the Oakland Athletics. 

 

As a player Piniella won two World Series with the Yankees. He played for the Orioles, Indians, and Royals before ending up in New York to end his career. He hit .291 with 102 homers and 766 runs batted in.  

 

Third base coach Mike Quade will take over as manager of the Cubs starting on Monday. The 53-year-old has been a minor league manager in four different organizations. Before...

08/22/2010 - 11:18am
Report: Whitfield could miss Bruins season
By: DJ Bean

Bruins center Trent Whitfield, who spent the majority of his last season playing for Providence, has a ruptured Achilles tendon and could miss the entire year, according to SomethingsBruin.net.

 

In 52 games for the Providence Bruins, Whitfield scored 17 goals and added 26 assists. He played 16 games for Boston and had one assist. The 33-year-old likely was not in Claude Julien's plans for the upcoming season but the injury is certainly a case of losing depth at an important position.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page


08/22/2010 - 11:07am
Lineups: Hero Lowrie gets start
By: DJ Bean

Darnell McDonald is on the bench Sunday as Jed Lowrie finds himself in the linuep a night after hitting a walkoff homer in the 11th inning Saturday. Clay Buchholz looks to pitch the Red Sox to a series victory over the Blue Jays. 

 

RED SOX

 

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. Mike Lowell, 1B

7. Jed Lowrie, 2B

8. Bill Hall, LF

9. Ryan Kalish, CF

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page.

 


08/22/2010 - 10:44am
Red Sox issue weather update
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have issued a weather update regarding Sunday's game with the Blue Jays:

 

The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for periods of light to moderate rain showers throughout the day.

 

The Fenway Park gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 11:35 a.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that today’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, which is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m., will begin on time. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.

 

This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.


08/21/2010 - 10:40pm
Lowrie makes good: HR beats Jays in 11

Jed Lowrie had his first career walkoff homer - and the first for the Red Sox this season - in the bottom of the 11th as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5-4, Saturday night at Fenway Park. Lowrie's homer to the Red Sox bullpen led off the 11th against Casey Janssen as Lowrie atoned for a fielding error in the top of the inning.

 

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect 11th to earn the win and level his record at 5-5. David Ortiz was the last Red Sox player to win a game with a walkoff homer when he did so on Aug. 26,2009.

 

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched eight effective innings, allowing six hits over the eight innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts.

 

For more, visit Closing Time at the Full Count blog. 


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