ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 1: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 1, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images) By Jeff Curry
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 1: Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium on May 1, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images) By Jeff Curry
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Wednesday.
Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearing since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7.
It's the second straight quick start for Lynn, who was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way.