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(AP) -- Clayton Kershaw's record-setting season figures to be enough to keep Adam Wainwright from winning his first Cy Young Award, but the Cardinals ace is still on the cusp of his 20th victory.

He's more worried about getting sickly St. Louis closer to the NL Central title Monday night as he takes the mound in the opener of this three-game set with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Wainwright (19-9, 2.45 ERA) is one win shy of matching the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kershaw for the most in the majors and equaling his own career high set in 2010. He's also third in the NL in ERA and WHIP (1.05), but is expected to finish behind the dominant Kershaw - the leader in both categories - in voting for the Cy Young.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Adams.287
HR: J. Peralta21
RBI: M. Holliday87
SB: K. Wong20
W: A. Wainwright19
ERA: A. Wainwright2.45
Saves: T. Rosenthal44
K: A. Wainwright171
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-St. Louis 8769.558-
Pittsburgh 8471.5422.5
Milwaukee 8076.5137
Cincinnati 7284.46215
Chi Cubs 6987.44218
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (12)
Runs: 595 (22)
Hits: 1317 (17)
Home Runs: 104 (29)
Stolen Bases: 56 (28)
OBP: .322 (8)
SLG: .372 (23)
Total Bases: 1931 (26)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.50 (11)
Runs Allowed: 578 (8)
Saves: 53 (1)
Strikeouts: 1165 (19)
OpBA: .243 (10)
OBP: .308 (10)
SLG: .365 (7)
Run Support: 3.86 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/10 R. Ortega Outrighted to Minors
9/10 A. Perez Outrighted to Minors
9/8 G. Garcia Called Up from Minors
9/8 R. Ortega Designated for Assignment
9/8 A. Perez Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/26 S. Robinson Left shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
8/15 M. Ellis off 15-day DL
8/2 J. Motte off 15-day DL
7/10 Y. Molina off 15-day DL
6/21 J. Garcia Left shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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