Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates

Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates

Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates

In 6 1/3 innings, the Pirates never solved this version of Lynn, and they couldn't get to anyone in the Cardinals' bullpen either.

Lynn (8-6) combined with relievers Matt Bowman, Trevor Rosenthal and Tyler Lyons for the nine-hit shutout. He has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in 13 of his 19 starts.

Adam Frazier hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pirates defeated the Cardinals 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals and Pirates are both trying to find something resembling traction in hopes of remaining within striking distance of Milwaukee in the middling NL Central. It was something much closer to what they had seen in April, when he shut them out for seven three-hit innings.

Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates
Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals shut out Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates starter Jameson Taillon (5-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings, with five strikeouts and no walks.

Martinez is winless in his last four starts, and his last two outings have been among his worst of the year.

Lance Lynn worked 61/3 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. The right-handed pitcher experimented with hitting left-handed earlier this month, something he has no plans of abandoning. What he'll remember is his first extra-base hit as a left-handed batter since high school. Taillon struck out the next two batters before Lynn doubled to center, where Andrew McCutchen bobbled the ball, allowing Voit to score and make it 2-0. 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. Carpenter stole second and scored on Pham's double to left for a 4-0 lead.

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