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Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright says right knee good for Sunday start against Pirates

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NEW YORK — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.

He stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings Tuesday but left a 3-0 win over the New York Mets after hyperextending his right knee while lunging for Chris Young's flare between the mound and first base.

PHOTO: St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Wainwright said Thursday his knee was "a hair sore — on fully extension only."

"And when you look at the way I pitch, you barely do anything stiff-legged, so I'm going to be OK," he said.

Wainwright is 4-1 with a 1.46 ERA.

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