The Cardinals' rotation plans beyond Sunday still have not been announced and likely won't be until after Jake Westbrook (right oblique strain) throws his bullpen session on Friday. It might be the final step before Westbrook is cleared to return. If the rotation stays in order, Lance Lynn would be in line to start Monday's series opener in Houston. Lynn has allowed just one run in 12 1/3 innings since returning to the starting rotation.
The Cubs have lined up their rotation for this weekend's three-game series against the Cardinals. Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.26 ERA) will start on Friday and be followed by Travis Wood (6-12, 4.25) on Saturday and Justin Germano (2-8, 6.17) on Sunday.
The Cardinals surpassed a home season attendance mark of 3 million on Thursday. It is the ninth straight year in which the club has drawn at least 3 million fans.