Lance Lynn tossed seven innings of one-run ball to guide the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in today’s series finale at Busch Stadium. Lynn struck out five and surrendered five hits on the way to picking up his fifth victory of the season.
Carlos Beltran opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the 4th inning. St. Louis’ 1-0 lead was short lived, however, as an RBI double by Brandon Phillips tied the game in the top of the 6th. The Redbirds jumped right back on top in the bottom of the 6th, with back-to-back-to-back RBI singles by Matt Carpenter, Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso. Phillips capped the scoring by hitting his fifth home run of the season off of Edward Mujica in the top of the ninth inning. Jay Bruce followed by reaching on an error, but Mujica induced a double play off the bat of Todd Frazier to stop the rally. Donald Lutz ended the game by grounding out to first, giving Mujica his sixth save of the season. Homer Bailey made the start for Cincinnati. He falls to 1-3 on the season after allowing four runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings of work.
The Cardinals will be back in action on the road tomorrow night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake Westbrook will be on the mound for St. Louis while Milwaukee counters with Wily Peralta. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. at Miller Park.