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Michael Wacha delivers a 2-1 victory for Cardinals
Michael Wacha delivers a 2-1 victory for Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Michael Wacha says the biggest game he had pitched before joining the St. Louis Cardinals was two years ago when he held Florida State to three hits, sending Texas A&M to the College World Series. “It was an elimination game,” he said. “So that was pretty nervous.” The right-hander improved on that Monday, holding the Pittsburgh Pirates to one hit in 71/3 innings of a 2-1 victory that sent the best-of-five National League division series back to St. Louis tied, 2-2 . It was a masterful performance by a 22-year-old rookie who was in the minor leagues two months ago. Yet, it was one that surprised no one on the Cardinals. “This...

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