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Cards' Michael Wacha set for debut

Updated: May 29, 2013, 12:17 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals ran out of reasons not to promote their top pitching prospect.

Michael Wacha, the Cardinals' first-round pick last season, will start in his major league debut Thursday against the Kansas City Royals after a slew of injuries to their starting rotation left general manager John Mozeliak virtually out of options.

The 21-year-old Wacha dazzled during spring training and has been just as good at Triple-A Memphis, going 4-0 in nine starts with ...

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