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St. Louis Cardinals skip Michael Wacha start to limit innings

The St. Louis Cardinals are skipping Michael Wacha's Wednesday start to limit his innings count. 

The St. Louis Cardinals are skipping pitcher Michael Wacha's Wednesday start to limit his innings count, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today

Wacha has pitched 157.1 innings so far this season. In 2014, Wacha experienced shoulder discomfort in his throwing arm. He spent time on the disabled list due to a stress reaction to the scapula bone in his right shoulder. 

Wacha, 23, was selected to his first All-Star Game this season. In 25 starts, Wacha is 15.4 with 134 strikeouts and a 2.69 ERA. 

The Cardinals entered Wednesday with the best record in the majors at 86-46. The only other team with 80 wins entering Wednesday is the Kansas City Royals

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St. Louis will finish a three-game series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. Wacha is expected to make his next scheduled start. 

- Rohan Nadkarni