Plan B pays off as Lynn is strong in debut

6:56 PM, Apr 8, 2012   |    comments
Apr 8, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) is greeted by left fielder Matt Holliday (7) after hitting a 2-run homer in the 7th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and a run scored, and the Cardinals used another offensive outburst to rout the Brewers, 9-3, on Sunday.

Matt Holliday and Rafael Furcal each scored twice and knocked in a run for St. Louis. The Cardinals were shut out by Zack Greinke on Saturday but scored 11 runs on Friday to win the three-game series.

Lance Lynn (1-0) was strong in his first start in place of the injured Chris Carpenter, tossing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out eight and issuing one walk.

Randy Wolf (0-1) struck out seven but allowed three runs on nine hits in a losing effort.

Corey Hart and Ryan Braun each smacked a solo home run but Milwaukee was held to just five hits overall.


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