AP SOURCE SAYS CUBS INTERVIEW RENTERIA FOR MANAGER: A person familiar with the situation says the Cubs have interviewed San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria for their manager's job.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the search, confirmed reports by several media outlets. The interview took place in Southern California on Monday. The person also said the Cubs will interview Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez this week.
Chicago fired Dale Sveum after going 127-197 the past two seasons while hoping to develop young players. Renteria is known for his teaching ability and has managed in San Diego's and Miami's minor league systems.
Martinez has spent the past six seasons as the Rays' bench coach and could be a good fit with Cubs management because Tampa Bay relies heavily on statistical analysis.
CARDINALS CAN'T HIT FOR WAINWRIGHT IN GAME 3 LOSS: The St. Louis Cardinals' offensive slump is turning into another postseason drought, and not even Adam Wainwright could keep the Los Angeles Dodgers from getting back into the NL championship series.
Wainwright yielded six hits and two runs in seven innings, but the Cardinals couldn't score a run for their ace in their third straight awful offensive game, losing 3-0 to the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday night.
St. Louis managed just four singles and never got a runner to third base against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles bullpen, leaving the NL Central champions wondering where their offense has gone for the second straight NLCS despite a 2-1 series lead.
VALPO 11TH AFTER 18 HOLES: Valparaiso shot an opening-round 297 to stand 11th place among 16 teams after Monday's 18 holes at the Dayton Fall Invitational. Eric Winters posted a 72 to lead the Crusaders. He is tied for 17th.
BEARS ADD TO PRACTICE SQUAD: The Bears on Wednesday signed defensive end Tracy Robertson to their practice squad.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Robertson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2012 out of Baylor. He has spent time with Houston, Detroit, New England and Miami, but has not appeared in a regular season contest.
At Baylor, Robertson appeared in 44 games with 27 starts recording 67 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 14 tackles for losses.
KLECKNER SEVENTH AFTER FIRST ROUND: Valparaiso's Michelle Kleckner is tied for seventh place after carding a one-over-par 73 in Monday's opening round of the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut G.C. in Springfield, Mo. The Crusaders stand tied for ninth in the 17-team field with a team score of 316.