Extra bases

Extra bases

• Ian Stewart was back in the fifth spot of the Cubs' lineup on Monday, nearly recovered from the flu that has spread in the clubhouse.

"He's good enough," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of his third baseman. "He's probably not 100 percent, but he's good enough to go out there for now. I told him not to do a whole lot today [pregame] to exert himself to get dizzy again. He was dizzy enough to get a big hit [Sunday] and score the tying run, which was huge."

Stewart delivered a pinch-hit single in the ninth and scored the game-winning run in the 11th of the Cubs' 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

Matt Garza, skipped Sunday because of the flu, was on schedule to start Friday in the series opener against the Brewers.

• Kaitlon Busser of Chicago was named the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl for the Cubs, part of a program that recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrated a commitment of "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease. The 30 winners, one per club, will be recognized on the field at Major League ballparks on Mother's Day on Sunday. Because the Cubs are in Milwaukee that day, Busser will be honored prior to another Cubs home game.

During MLB's annual Mother's Day national day of recognition, Honorary Bat Girls will take part in pregame activities, be honored during an on-field ceremony and receive pink MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game.

• Travis Wood didn't get the win Sunday, but he did leave a good impression on the Cubs. Wood made a spot start for Garza and gave up three runs on three hits over six innings against the Dodgers.

"He did a good job and settled down and had command," Sveum said of the lefty, who was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday. "He's come up with a slider, which has helped him a lot. He had command of that with the left-handers. It's going to be equally important to get command of that slider as well as throwing his changeup and his curveball. The slider and changeup are pivotal for him."