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vs. ChC 
L 4-6
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vs. ChC 
W 8-4
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vs. ChC 
T 1-1
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@ StL 
L 0-7
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@ StL 
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Wacha goes for Cards in must-win vs. Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha's last appearance Monday night didn't exactly inspire a whole lot of confidence.

But neither did Jaime Garcia or Luke Weaver, who were strafed before and after Wacha in the St. Louis Cardinals' 15-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. So Wacha will draw the start Saturday in St. Louis' must-win game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals are one game behind the San Francisco Giants for the second wild-card spot in the National League with two to play.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Marte.311
HR: A. McCutchen24
RBI: G. Polanco86
SB: S. Marte47
W: J. Nicasio10
ERA: I. Nova4.90
Saves: T. Watson15
K: J. Nicasio138
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 10257.642-
St. Louis 8476.52518.5
Pittsburgh 7881.49124
Milwaukee 7189.44431.5
Cincinnati 6793.41935.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (12)
Runs: 722 (14)
Hits: 1410 (12)
Home Runs: 151 (26)
Stolen Bases: 109 (8)
OBP: .333 (4)
SLG: .403 (23)
Total Bases: 2204 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (16)
Runs Allowed: 744 (21)
Saves: 51 (5)
Strikeouts: 1220 (21)
OpBA: .266 (26)
OBP: .335 (26)
SLG: .435 (24)
Run Support: 4.53 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/26 J. Harrison Placed on 60-Day DL (Right groin strain)
9/23 P. Coke Purchased From Minors
9/23 A. Schugel Placed on 60-Day DL (Right shoulder injury)
9/22 P. Coke Traded NY Yankees (for cash considerations)
9/13 G. Cole Placed on 60-Day DL (Right elbow posterior inflammation)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/26 J. Harrison Right groin strain (on 60-day DL)
9/23 A. Schugel Right shoulder injury (on 60-day DL)
9/13 G. Cole Right elbow posterior inflammation (on 60-day DL)
9/13 E. Díaz Leg infection (on 60-day DL)
9/12 C. Stewart Left knee discomfort (on 60-day DL)
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