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• Jake Westbrook is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Westbrook, who is recovering from a right oblique strain, has thrown three pain-free bullpen sessions since returning to the mound. The Cardinals are continuing to prepare Westbrook to pitch in case there is a need to add him to the playoff roster later this month.

• Lefty Jaime Garcia said he will travel back to St. Louis with the club following Game 2 on Monday and will then fly to Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday in order to have noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews provide another opinion on his ailing left shoulder. Garcia said he hopes he will be able to return to St. Louis in time to be on the bench for Game 3 on Wednesday.

Garcia is expected to undergo shoulder surgery later this month but asked to see Dr. Andrews before committing to any procedure. Other doctors have already diagnosed the left-hander with a rotator cuff strain and shoulder inflammation.

• Jake Westbrook is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Westbrook, who is recovering from a right oblique strain, has thrown three pain-free bullpen sessions since returning to the mound. The Cardinals are continuing to prepare Westbrook to pitch in case there is a need to add him to the playoff roster later this month.

• Lefty Jaime Garcia said he will travel back to St. Louis with the club following Game 2 on Monday and will then fly to Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday in order to have noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews provide another opinion on his ailing left shoulder. Garcia said he hopes he will be able to return to St. Louis in time to be on the bench for Game 3 on Wednesday.

Garcia is expected to undergo shoulder surgery later this month but asked to see Dr. Andrews before committing to any procedure. Other doctors have already diagnosed the left-hander with a rotator cuff strain and shoulder inflammation.