CHICAGO (AP) - Lou Piniella waved goodbye Sunday, bowing as out
the Cubs' manager and ending a career that spanned five decades
after the Atlanta Braves routed Chicago 16-5.
The 66-year-old Piniella announced before the game that he
leaving to be with his ailing mother. Third base coach Mike Quade
was promoted to interim manager.
The disappointing Cubs weren't able to send Piniella out as a
winner. Omar Infante and Jason Heyward each hit a pair of home
runs, and the Braves scored 11 times in the last three innings to
Piniella was in the dugout when the game was over, and he waved
his hat to longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox across the field. Cox
plans to retire after the season.