St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) is greeted by Tommy Pham (28) after scoring on a single by Matt Carpenter off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. (APImages)
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Lance Lynn worked 6 1/3 innings and added a rare run-scoring double at the plate as the St. Louis Cardinals cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Saturday night.
Lynn (8-6) allowed eight hits and struck out three without issuing a walk to win his second straight start. Lynn hasn't allowed a run in his last 13 1/3 innings of work.
Tommy Pham had three hits and an RBI for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter went 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Cardinals sent the Pirates to just their second loss in the last eight games.
Jameson Taillon (5-3) lost for the first time in nearly a month. The Cardinals pecked away at Taillon for four runs in five innings. Taillon struck out five but tied a season high by allowing eight hits.
Francisco Cervelli went 2 for 4 with a double for Pirates. Pittsburgh left nine runners on base and went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
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