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Cardinals' Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of World Series vs. Red Sox

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

NLCS MVP Michael Wacha will look to keep it going in Game 2 against Boston. (USATSI)
NLCS MVP Michael Wacha will look to keep it going in Game 2 against Boston. (USATSI)

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As expected, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has announced that rookie right-hander Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Red Sox.

Wacha, 22, didn't allow a run in 13 2/3 innings against the Dodgers in the NLCS and for his efforts was named NLCS MVP. Against the Pirates in Game 4 of the the NLDS, Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

After returning to the Cardinals' rotation in early September, he posted a 1.72 ERA over the balance of the regular season -- a span that includes one rough start in Coors Field. For the 2013 regular season as a whole, Wacha pitched to a 2.78 ERA, 131 ERA+, 1.10 WHIP and 3.42 K/BB in 64 2/3 innings at the big-league level.

The real question for Matheny and the Cardinals, though, is who will start Games 3 and 4 back in St. Louis. Joe Kelly, Lance Lynn and Shelby Miller are all in the mix.

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