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Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening.

The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going 161-163 in two years with the Phillies.

The Cubs are searching for a successor to Joe Maddon, whose contract expired after Chicago missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2014. At least four other candidates have spoken with the Cubs about the job: Joe Girardi, Mark Loretta, David Ross and Will Venable.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.293
HR: K. Schwarber38
RBI: A. Rizzo94
SB: J. Báez11
W: J. Lester13
ERA: K. Hendricks3.46
Saves: C. Kimbrel13
K: Y. Darvish229
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9171.562-
Y-Milwaukee 8973.5492
Chi Cubs 8478.5197
Cincinnati 7587.46316
Pittsburgh 6993.42622
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (14)
Runs: 814 (10)
Hits: 1378 (16)
Home Runs: 256 (6)
Stolen Bases: 45 (29)
OBP: .331 (8)
SLG: .452 (9)
Total Bases: 2468 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.10 (7)
Runs Allowed: 717 (8)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1444 (13)
OpBA: .251 (15)
OBP: .323 (16)
SLG: .415 (8)
Run Support: 5.08 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/30 J. Adduci Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
9/30 A. Alzolay Called Up from Minors
9/30 T. Barnette Reinstated From Restricted List
9/30 T. Barnette Called Up from Minors
9/30 J. Steele Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/22 K. Bryant Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/16 B. Kintzler Strained left oblique (day-to-day)
9/16 A. Rizzo Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/12 A. Russell Concussion (7-day IL)
9/11 B. Zobrist Bruised knee (day-to-day)
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