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Michael Wacha to start for Cardinals on Thursday
Michael Wacha to start for Cardinals on Thursday

Right-hander Michael Wacha will replace Justin Masterson in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation Thursday and for his first start since mid-June. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Wacha, a breakout rookie star last year who was the National League Championship Series most valuable player, will be limited to around 60 pitches at Milwaukee. He's 5-5 with a 2.79 earned-run average in 15 starts and has been on the 15-day disabled list because of a right shoulder stress reaction. Brewers' Carlos Gomez won't start for one week Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been diagnosed with a sprained left wrist and will be out of the starting lineup for at least one...