Lynn, Cardinals defeat Marlins, post first sweep at home this season

News-DemocratJuly 7, 2013 

Lance Lynn allowed two runs in seven innings, Matt Holliday homered and Carlos Beltran stole home Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Miami 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep --their first at home this season.

How it went

Holliday walloped his 12th home run of the season in the first, a 420-foot drive to center against Jose Fernandez (5-5), to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI single in the second tied the game at 1. Allen Craig had a sacrifice fly to put St. Louis ahead 2-1 in the second, and Beltran was credited with a steal of home later in the inning as Holliday was caught in a rundown between first and second. Jeff Mathis' RBI bunt single brought Florida within 3-2 in the fourth.

By the numbers

Edward Mujica pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 24 opportunities. ... Lynn (11-3) walked one and struck out seven, victimizing Giancarlo Stanton three times. ... Holliday has grounded into 22 double plays.

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