Matt Holliday’s power helps beat Mets


Matt Holliday hit his 6th home run of the year to  give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-3 lead as they would go on to beat the Mets.
May 12, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) puts the ball in play against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. The Rockies defeated the Cardinals 8-2. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Lance Lynn picked up his 6th win of the young season but he ran into trouble early after giving 3 runs in the top of the 2nd inning.

Lynn went 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks, and struck out 7. His ERA is now 2.88 this season.

Randy Choate and Trevor Rosenthal combined to pitch the 8th inning. Choate walked one of the two batters that he faced. Rosenthal struck out both of the batters he faced.

Edward Mujica pitched the 9th inning for his 10th save.

The Cardinals got on the board early by scoring 2 runs in the first. Allen Craig hit a ground rule double, scoring Matt Carpenter. Later in the inning, the Cardinals would fly into an inning-ending double play when Allen Craig tried to advance on the throw. Holliday scored before the third out was made to give the Cardinals the 2-0 lead.

After Lynn spotted three runs in the 2nd, the Cards rallied to score another run and tie the game when Carpenter singled and drove in David Freese.

In the 7th inning, Ty Wigginton would hit a double on a liner to Rick Ankiel. He would score on another single from Carpenter. Carpenter would score on Holliday’s home run.