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Young arms key to Cards’ World Series appearance

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha is doused by teammate Joe Kelly as they celebrate in the locker room after Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium on Friday night in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — At the trade deadline in July, the Cardinals appeared to be in the market for starting pitching. Instead, St. Louis stood pat and trusted their young arms.
That trust paid off — in a trip to the World Series.
Michael Wacha capped a nearly untouchable month by being selected the NL championship series MVP after outpitching Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the second time in a 9-0 win in Game 6 Friday night.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, a 19-game winner, said the 22-year-old rookie has been so good he wouldn’t be surprised if Wacha was on ...


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