Jake Arrieta fired his 97th pitch of the night and walked off the mound as Luis Valbuena fired across the diamond to retire St. Louis rookie Oscar Taveras.
The Cubs need pitching and will have money to spend this winter. Justin Masterson is a Midwest guy who needs a place to hit the reset button on his career.
Welington Castillo homered in the second inning and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St.
The Cubs never wanted Starlin Castro to be a hero and try to play a meaningless game in late September.