Cincinnati Reds defeat Chicago Cubs, 7-5

CINCINNATI -- Cubs bench coach Alan Trammell was told more than a week ago he wasn't in the running for the Cubs' managerial vacancy.

But with more openings in baseball expected by the end of the season than there have been in years, Trammell might yet get a shot at a managing job by next year.

Between retirements, expiring contracts and managers on the hot seat down the stretch, as many as one-third of major-league teams could be in the hunt for new managers.

As one...

CINCINNATI -- Mike Quade makes his Wrigley Field managing debut tonight, but he already has the look of a grizzled vet after his first week on his new job.

Since taking over as interim manager when Lou Piniella was forced home suddenly for family concerns, Quade said out of the gate that he couldn't be compared to Piniella -- then spent six games assuring he wouldn't be.

In his first week of games, the Prospect High School graduate made Blake DeWitt his regular leado...