Extra bases

Extra bases

• The Cardinals announced on Saturday that Jake Westbrook will start Sunday's series finale against the Cubs, who will counter with Jeff Samardzija. Sveum has told Samardzija, who has already reached 200 innings for the first time in his career, he will not be pushed to finish the game and may just go five innings.

• With Friday night's 7-0 loss, the Cubs dropped to 7-10 against the Cardinals. They will finish this season with double-digit losses against the Cardinals, Reds (5-14), Brewers (6-13), and Pirates (7-12), marking the first time they've done that against four teams in a single season since 2002.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.