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Cards' Lynn strong in 1st start in loss to Astros

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JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14:  Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during a game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14: Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during a game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14:  Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during a game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14: Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during a game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14:  Jed Lowrie #4 of the Houston Astros dives for a ball during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn JUPITER, FL - MARCH 14: Jed Lowrie #4 of the Houston Astros dives for a ball during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images) By Sarah Glenn

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis starter Lance Lynn retired the final eight batters he faced in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to Houston on Wednesday.
  
Lynn was destined for the bullpen when spring training opened. But the Cardinals said this week Lynn would be treated like a starter until Chris Carpenter shows he can return to the rotation.
  
A 24-year-old right-hander, Lynn made his major league debut in 2011, going 1-1 in 18 appearances (two starts) with a 3.12 ERA. He appeared in 10 postseason games and was 2-0. His two spring appearances before Wednesday came in relief.
  
Lynn allowed a pair of one-out singles in the first Wednesday before striking out Jack Cust and inducing a lazy fly ball from Jimmy Paredes. He cruised through his final two innings without allowing a base runner.
 

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