Heyward, Braves Spoil Pinella’s Farewell

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

break away.

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.