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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Lance Lynn threw his first career complete 
game, a five-hit shutout to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-0 win over the 
New York Yankees on Tuesday night. 

Lynn (6-2) threw 69 of his 109 pitches for strikes, walking three and striking 
out  two.  The right-hander,  making his 75th  career start, retired Yangervis 
Solarte, Alfonso Soriano and Brian Roberts on 10 pitches in the ninth inning. 

"I  was  able to mix  my pitches  well," Lynn said.  "It was definitely one to 
remember. I enjoyed it and to do it against the Yankees is exciting." 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't think Lynn did much out of the ordinary. 

"Fastball, curveball mostly, movement on both sides of the plate," he said. "I 
thought we squared some balls up and had some chances, we just didn't do it." 

Matt  Holliday  and Allen Craig ended  long homerless droughts with solo shots 
for the Cardinals, who improved to 10-3 in their last 13 games. 

The  Yankees  had a three-game winning  streak snapped. They won the opener of 
the three-game series 6-4 in 12 innings on Monday in the first meeting between 
the two fabled teams in nine years. 

David  Phelps (1-2) took the loss after giving up five runs -- three earned -- 
on eight hits and two walks in six innings, striking out five. The righty fell 
to 1-2 in five games since moving to the starting rotation this month. 

St.  Louis took a  4-0 lead in the third inning, scoring the first run on Matt 
Adams'  ground-rule  double. The other  three runs  came home on errors: Derek 
Jeter's  wide  throw to first  base on  Craig's broken-bat grounder that Kelly 
Johnson  dropped, and second baseman Roberts' two-run error when he let Jhonny 
Peralta's grounder get through. 

Soriano  came close to robbing Craig at the right-field wall in the fifth, but 
the  ball hit off his glove. Craig's homer, his first since May 9, came on the 
eighth pitch of an at-bat on a 3-2 changeup and gave the Cardinals a 5-0 lead. 

Holliday  homered for the first time since April 28 against Milwaukee, sending 
an  Alfredo Aceves fastball over the center-field wall leading off the seventh 
inning for his third of the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

It  was Craig's fifth  homer of the season ... The Yankees are 5-3 against the 
Cardinals  in  the regular season,  but St. Louis has  won three of their five 
World  Series meetings ... Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira missed a second 
straight game because of a sore wrist. 

 
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