On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals lost 4-3 to the Houston Astros.
Lance Lynn got the start for the Cards and pitched deep into the game. Lynn was pulled after 7.2 innings as he had thrown 106 pitches on the night. Lynn allowed 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, and struck out 4 batters. With the loss, Lynn now moves to 10-2 on the season with a 3.52 ERA. It was Lynn’s first loss since picking up a loss to the Chicago Cubs on May 7, 2013.
For the Cardinals, they got on the board early with a 2-0 lead resulting from Yadier Molina‘s 2-run homer that scored Matt Carpenter. It was Carpenter’s 58th run scored this season. He leads the club and is second only to Carlos Gonzales of the Colorado Rockies.
Allen Craig led off the 4th inning with a solo home run to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.
Unfortunately, the lead was not safe. The Astros scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Those would be the final runs of the game.