Extra bases

Extra bases

Extra bases
• Chris Rusin, who will join the Cubs in time to start Tuesday against the Nationals, tuned up with three innings on Friday for Double-A Tennessee against Pensacola. Rusin, who spent the season at Triple-A Iowa, will make his second big league start on Tuesday. On Friday, he did not give up a hit or run, and struck out one in his outing.

• Tennessee first baseman Justin Bour was named to the Southern League postseason all-star team on Friday. Bour, 24, has been stellar in his first season at Double-A, and led the Smokies in batting average (.290), hits (141), doubles (36), home runs (17) and RBIs (110).

• The Cubs' Mesa team lost, 15-3, to the Athletics in the semifinals of the Rookie League playoffs on Friday, and ended its season with a 37-19 record.

• Iowa finished its season early when its three-game series in New Orleans was canceled due to Hurricane Isaac.