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Moving to Motown: Series teams talking, Red Sox name Lovullo

Comerica press box
The view from the Comerica Park press box late Friday afternoon.

DETROIT -- Landed in Detroit within the hour and took the loooooooooong cab ride from the airport to the hotel, then high-tailed it here to Comerica Park.

Under a grey sky and light drizzle, the Tigers staged a small workout, with manager Jim Leyland, Game Three starter Anibal Sanchez, catcher Alex Avila and center fielder Austin Jackson meeting the media.

The Giants are scheduled to be talking in the 6 o'clock hour.

The news items of note from Leyland's chat are that Andy Dirks and Quinton Berry will be in the lineup tomorrow (with Delmon Young move back to DH) and that Doug Fister is doing fine but had more tests today after taking the line drive off his head in Game Two last night at AT&T Park.

The weather is supposed to be frigid, and temperatures by the end of the night could be in the high 30s.

Joked Leyland: "This is the World Series and it's cold for everybody.  It's cold for the fans, the beer is cold, everything is cold.  It's great. Enjoy it."

Elsewhere in baseball, the one Buffalo-centric item that developed today is that Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Torey Lovullo has officially been named bench coach of the Boston Red Sox, in a move rumored all week since John Farrell left Toronto to be Boston's manager.

You can listen to a couple quick interviews with Farrell and Lovullo at this link.

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @BNHarrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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