Chicago Cubs defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2

ST. LOUIS -- The process of elimination continued to play out for guys such as Mike Quade and Randy Wells, even on the day after the Cubs' official elimination from playoff contention.

For Wells, who won for the second time since July 23 by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Tuesday night, it's about finishing strong enough to remain a strong candidate for next year's rotation, and maybe even keeping a spot in a September rotation that has grown to six.

For Quade...