LOS ANGELES – If Rick Renteria won’t be judged by wins and losses now, his bosses and his players will look at the gray areas.
LOS ANGELES – Hanley Ramirez watched the ball soar out to left field and began walking up the first-base line.
LOS ANGELES — Now comes the hard part: The Cubs are going to have to spend crazy money on pitching and give up some of their precious prospects to build a rotation for October.
LOS ANGELES — The Cubs believe the day is coming when they won’t be obvious trade-deadline sellers, a last-place team or a social-media punch line and can say: Told you so.
Theo Epstein isn’t popping champagne bottles yet.