Lynn Helps Himself with Arm, Glove as Cards Sweep Series

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Lynn Helps Himself with Arm, Glove as Cards Sweep Series
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Lance Lynn helped himself get out of some jams with his fielding, got out of his one really bad inning with minimal damage, and then found his groove, facing just nine batters in the fifth, sixth and seventh as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 3-1 at Busch Stadium for a three-game sweep. The win improved Lynn's record to 12-5, making him just the fourth pitcher in the NL with 12 or more wins and the second on his team. The Cardinals, who went 5-1 on their post-All-Star Game home stand, moved 25 games above .500 with the win. The Cardinals scored three times in the third, on RBI hits by Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay and Matt Adams off Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick. Outside the third, which ended with Allen Craig on third and Adams on first, the Cardinals didn't have a whole lot of offense, with just two other runners getting as far as second. Starting with the second hitter in the fourth inning, the last 15 Cardinals made outs.

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