Lynn shoots for victory No. 5 in series finale against Cincinnati

News-DemocratMay 1, 2013 

— Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals will try to conclude their homestand on a winning note when they play Cincinnati at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals evened the three-game series with a 2-1 win Tuesday, powered by Matt Holliday's two-run homer against Bronson Arroyo in the sixth inning. St. Louis is 2-3 on the homestand.

Lynn (4-0, 3.10 ERA) will be opposed by Homer Bailey (1-2, 2.81 ERA). The Cardinals defeated Bailey 10-0 on April 10 at Busch Stadium, as Bailey allowed seven runs (earned) on nine hits in a season-low five innings.

Lynn has not pitched this season against the Reds. He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in five career games against Cincinnati, which includes two starts.

"He's just being himself," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Lynn's fast start to the season. "He's got a real good tempo going on the mound, good movement on his sinker, good life, and he's able to locate. Just typical pitching.

"He's continuing to study and learn guys and have a good idea of how he needs to pitch to opposing hitters and having an idea how to be effective against them later in the game, too."

Here are the lineups:


Jon Jay, CF

Carlos Beltran, RF

Matt Holliday, LF

Allen Craig, 1B

Yadier Molina, C

Matt Carpenter, 3B

Pete Kozma, SS

Daniel Descalso, 2B

Lance Lynn, P

REDS (15-13)

Shin-Soo Choo, CF

Zack Cozart, SS

Joey Votto, 1B

Brandon Phillips, 2B

Jay Bruce, RF

Todd Frazier, 3B

Donald Lutz, LF

Corky Miller, C

Homer Bailey, P

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