Scherzer and three relievers combined to shut out the Cubs and take two of three from Chicago.
Jeff Samardzija allowed one unearned run and eight hits in seven innings.
Seth Maness got the last two outs of the ninth for St. Louis to get the victory.
Catcher Ed Easley was recalled from Triple-A Memphis before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
He does not expect to revisit contract talks with general manager Ryan Pace anytime soon.
McCaskey says he has asked himself what more he could have done before signing off on bringing in McDonald.
He will be booked at Santa Clara County Jail.
The Bears said Wednesday that he died this week at his home in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania.
Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Wednesday night, forcing a Game 7 in the Western Conference Final.Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw scored two goals in the third period and Brandon Saad, Maria
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The true champion of the 2015 NBA Playoffs isn't a player with the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers, the two teams facing off for the title.No, this postseason belongs to Riley Curry, the 2-year-old d
Jerry Markland/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three Sprint Cup teams have been penalized for infractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosted the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend.NASCAR on Wednesday placed Jamie McMurray's crew chief, Matt McCall, on probation
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUESan Diego 5, L.A. Angels 4AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 12, Texas 3Chi White Sox 5, Toronto 3, 10 InningsN.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2Minnesota 6, Boston 4Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 0Detroit 3, Oakland 2Baltimore 5, Houston
Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday after allegedly violating a restraining order.Released on Monday by the Be
David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who was involved in a horrific crash during practice before the Indianapolis 500 last week, was released from an Indiana hospital on Tuesday.According to
Photo by Pressefoto Ulmer/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amid a U.S. and international investigation of corruption within FIFA, the Union of European Football Associations on Wednesday called for a delayed vote for FIFA's presidency.The elect
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ZURICH) -- In a series of overnight busts, authorities arrested high-ranking FIFA officials over allegations of vast racketeering and corruption involving more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks spanning two decades in s
Hector Rondon worked a scoreless ninth to pick up the victory.
Chicago lost for the eighth time in nine games.
The Cardinals are a major league-best 30-16.
Cards GM John Mozeliak says Gonzales will be re-evaluated in a week to 10 days.