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St. Louis Cardinals (86-46)


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vs. Was
W 8-5
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vs. Was
W 8-5
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Was 3 - 2 StL
Top 7th
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5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT
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Cardinals ace Wacha rests, Lyons starts instead vs. Nats

ST. LOUIS (AP) The timing was right for the St. Louis Cardinals to give both of their young star pitchers a break.

Tyler Lyons was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start in place of Michael Wacha against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, a day after Marco Gonzalez got a spot start in place of Carlos Martinez.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals began the day with the best record by far in the majors.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Heyward.290
HR: M. Carpenter20
RBI: M. Carpenter69
SB: J. Heyward20
W: M. Wacha15
ERA: M. Wacha2.69
Saves: T. Rosenthal42
K: C. Martinez156
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8646.652-
Pittsburgh 7951.6086
Chi Cubs 7557.56811
Milwaukee 5675.42729.5
Cincinnati 5577.41731
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (12)
Runs: 540 (18)
Hits: 1147 (13)
Home Runs: 111 (22)
Stolen Bases: 61 (20)
OBP: .323 (9)
SLG: .395 (20)
Total Bases: 1773 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.66 (1)
Runs Allowed: 397 (1)
Saves: 55 (1)
Strikeouts: 1067 (9)
OpBA: .243 (8)
OBP: .305 (9)
SLG: .354 (1)
Run Support: 4.04 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/2 M. Gonzales Sent to Minors
9/2 N. Greenwood Called Up from Minors
9/2 T. Lyons Called Up from Minors
9/2 M. Socolovich Called Up from Minors
9/1 M. Gonzales Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/31 C. Martinez Sore back (day-to-day)
8/17 R. Grichuk Right elbow strain (on 15-day DL)
7/30 M. Holliday Strained right quadriceps (on 15-day DL)
7/9 M. Harris off 15-day DL
7/4 J. Garcia off 15-day DL
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