Cardinals Get Ready For Red Sox, MLB News


Published on October 22 2013 6:30 am
Last Updated on October 22 2013 6:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Wainright, Cardinals, Get Ready For Red Sox

(Boston, MA) -- The Cardinals are in Boston getting ready for their Game One match-up Wednesday at Fenway Park. Adam Wainright gets the start in Game One for St. Louis and will face off against Boston ace Jon Lester. First pitch is slated for 7:07 p.m.

The Cardinals got might get a key player back just in time for Wednesday's World Series Game One at Fenway Park. First Basemen Allen Craig continues to work out and take batting practice. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is optimistic that Craig can return for the World Series.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is putting fans on alert when the Cardinals return home for Game Three of the World Series. Dotson says although there are no known threats, the police department wants to be extra prepared for any situation. Police are mindful that Boston is just six months removed from deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Game Three is Saturday night at 7:07 p.m.


World Series Schedule

Wednesday, October 23 (All Times Central)

Game 1 -- St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox, 7:07 p.m.

Thursday, October 24

Game 2 -- St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday, October 26

Game 3 -- Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:07 p.m.

Sunday, October 27

Game 4 -- Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:15 p.m.

Monday, October 28

Game 5 -- Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals, 7:07 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30

Game 6 -- St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox, 7:07 p.m.

Thursday, October 31

Game 7 -- St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox, 7:07 p.m.


Tigers' Leyland Announces Retirement

(Detroit, MI) -- Jim Leyland, the third-winningest manager in Detroit Tigers franchise history, announced his retirement today after eight seasons as the team's manager. Leyland says the time is right for him to step aside.

The 68-year old guided the Tigers to their third straight American League Central Division title this season and leaves the game ranked 15th all-time in managerial wins. Detroit lost to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series on Saturday. Leyland says this is not goodbye as he'll be accepting another, yet to be determined, position in the organization.  He also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.


Cubs Continue Managerial Search

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs could have four finalists for their managerial position. The "Tribune" reports that Rays bench coach Dave Martinez interviewed last week and is joined by Rick Renteria, A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta as finalists. The team wants to have a decision before the general manager meetings next month.

Wrigley Field hits the century mark next season. A Michigan man is apparently behind the logo chosen by the Cubs to celebrate. The "Lansing State Journal" reports Brandon Ort came up with the design, which will be on the Cubs' home jerseys, the bases, the baseballs and a host of souvenir items.

Reds To Hire Bryan Price As Manager

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cincinnati Reds are no longer searching for a manager. FOX Sports reports the Redlegs will elevate pitching coach Bryan Price to be the skipper. The 51-year-old replaces Dusty Baker, who led Cincinnati to the playoffs in three out of six years on the job.  An official announcement is expected today.


Mattingly Future With Dodgers Remains Unsettled

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The future of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is still up in the air. Mattingly and GM Ned Colletti held a Monday press conference to summarize the 2013 season, but said they haven't yet spoke about 2014 and beyond. "Donnie Baseball" says it was difficult to manage this season with such high expectations and uncertainty about his future.

In his third season as skipper, Mattingly overcame a slow start with an injury-plagued roster to win the National League West with a 90-72 record. The Dodgers eventually lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series.  Mattingly took over for the retired Joe Torre in 2011.