May 28, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons (70) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Image Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

A Home Run Brigade backs Tyler Lyons in Cardinals' 4-1 win over Royals

A trio of home runs backed St. Louis Cardinals rookie Tyler Lyons, who picked up his 2nd win this season in the 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Tyler Lyons had another impressive outing to move to 2-0 this season. In 7 innings, he allowed 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and struck out 5 batters. In only 2 games in the big leagues, the rookie has a 1.29 ERA.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched a perfect 8th inning and struck out 2 batters.

Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save this season.

Offensively, the Cardinals won yesterday’s game with a brigade of home runs. All four runs came as the result of homers, be it solo shots or with runners on.

Matt Carpenter continues to show why he should be selected to the All-Star Game this summer. He went 2 for 3 at the plate, including a solo home run in the 6th inning, with 2 runs, and RBI, and a walk. He currently has a .309 batting average, which is second on the club to only Yadier Molina. Carpenter’s 41 runs lead the team and are ranked third in the National League.

Carlos Beltran hit his 11th home run of the season in the first inning with Carpenter on base.

Matt Holliday followed up Carpenter’s home run, after Beltran grounded out, with a solo blast of his own in the 6th inning.

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