McFarland (3-0) pitched a scoreless, hitless inning 10th inning while walking a batter, earning the win in Wednesday's 3-2, extra-inning victory over the Tigers.

The lefty has excelled in 12 appearances this month, pitching 12 scoreless innings of relief with eight strikeouts, two wins and two holds. Alex Reyes, Giovanny Gallegos and Genesis Cabrera are the Cardinals' primary, high-leverage options, but McFarland's scoreless month to date suggests he's leapt up the bullpen depth chart and may take opportunities from Andrew Miller and Luis Garcia going forward.

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