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Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia likely to start Thursday against White Sox

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals lefty is likely to make his next start Thursday against the White Sox, getting two extra days to recover from a groin cramp he sustained running the bases.

St. Louis, which leads the majors with a 50-24 record, has a day off Monday and manager said he'll use and on regular rest ahead of Garcia.

Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts coming off thoracic outlet surgery. He allowed a run in seven innings his last outing Wednesday in Miami, but was injured scoring a run in the eighth.

Outfielder , on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain since June 9, took batting practice for the second straight day Sunday and said he could begin running early this week.

Holliday said he'd attend the All-Star Game if voted in, but wasn't sure about a target date for his return.

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