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Lohse to miss Friday start

Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse is expected to miss his scheduled start on Friday because of lingering troubles following his being hit by a batted ball on his pitching arm.

According to the team, it will use a day off Thursday to eliminate the need for a temporary replacement. Joel Pineiro will start Friday at San Francisco.

Lohse is suffering stiffness and cramping in his arm because of the blow. But the injury isn't expected to be seroious enough to land Lohse on the disabled list.