8/8 Family matters

Lou Piniella was headed to Tampa, Fla., after Sunday’s game to be with his mother, who was hospitalized. Piniella had missed three games July 31-Aug. 2 to attend his uncle’s funeral in Tampa.

“I’ll be there for the time that’s needed,” Piniella said after Sunday’s loss to the Reds. “Hopefully, I can get her home quick and make some arrangements to make sure everything is good before I come back.”

Bench coach Alan Trammell will take over in Piniella’s absence.

– Carrie Muskat

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