Jun 20, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals take Cubs series with 6-1 win


The St. Louis Cardinals took care of National League Central rival Chicago Cubs with a 6-1 victory.


Outside of St. Louis, the game was available to watch on WGN for those that don’t have MLB TV. Regardless, it made for an interesting TV night as there was a pivotal Game 7 being played in the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

Lance Lynn picked up his 10th win of the season, joining teammate Adam Wainwright with 10 wins on the club. Lynn pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and struck out 6. The only Chicago run came on a solo home run by catcher Welington Castillo. Lynn is the first pitcher in over 100 years to get a win in 28 of his first 35 career decisions.

Seth Maness, Randy Choate, and Kevin Siegrist all pitched in relief for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals got on the board in the second inning when David Freese grounded out and drove in Yadier Molina.

In the third inning, Matt Holliday drove in Matt Carpenter on a single.

Holliday would lead off the 6th inning with a solo home run. Pinch-hitting for Lynn, Allen Craig had a 2-out, 2-RBI single that scored Molina and Freese. Carpenter added another run on his single that scored Jon Jay.

Outside of the St. Louis market, tonight’s Cardinals game against the Texas Rangers can be seen on the MLB Network.

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