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MLB: St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 0

Sept. 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Joe Kelly pitched 5 1/3 scoreless relief innings for the win Sunday and playoff-bound St. Louis ended the regular season with a 4-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Kelly (10-5) allowed three hits and struck out five.

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He was backed by RBI from Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso, Shane Robinson and Tony Cruz for the NL Central champion Cardinals, who finished the season at 97-65.

They now go on to host the National League Divisional Series against the winner of Tuesday's NL Wild Card between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (8-13) took the loss, yielding three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Chicago (66-96) ended with six losses in seven games.

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