Cardinals’ Wacha leaves start with shoulder injury

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              Injured St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha, right, walks off the field with head athletic trainer Adam Olsen, middle, as Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux, left, looks to the bullpen during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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PHOENIX (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha left Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with right shoulder tightness.

Wacha had a 2-0 count on Diamondbacks right fielder Abraham Almonte in the bottom of the second inning when a trainer came out to check on him. After a short conversation on the mound, Wacha and the trainer walked into the Cardinals dugout.

Wacha was charged with two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings. He made his 28th appearance and 23rd start of the season, striking out three and walking two on 43 pitches.

Wacha hasn’t won a game since July 19. His three strikeouts gave him 759 in his career, which is 19th-most in Cardinals history.