Cards Lyons regroups after first inning struggle -

Cards Lyons regroups after first inning struggle

(BaseballStL) -- In his second career start, Tyler Lyons left off where he finished in his first.

Lyons issued a walk to the first batter faced, Alex Gordon, in the first inning on Tuesday before allowing a two-out double two batter later to Billy Butler. The double scored Gordon, who was on second base at the time.

It was perfection after that.

Lyons retired the next 17 batters before allowing a bloop single to Billy Butler with one out in the seventh inning.

The 25-year-old lefty was credited with his second win in as many starts after allowing only one run on two hits while walking one batter and striking out five others in seven innings. In his first start, a 5-3 win against the San Diego Padres, Lyons pitched seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts.

He was backed by four runs, including three home runs, in a 4-1 win over Kansas City.

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