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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Holliday smacked a go-ahead double in 
the  sixth inning and  Yadier Molina had three hits, including a solo homer to 
lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. 

The Cardinals climbed  out of a 4-0  hole after 1 1/2 innings, tying the game 
with a four-run rally in the second inning sparked by Molina's leadoff homer. 

Holliday's  hit to the  right-field wall in the sixth was dropped by Jay Bruce 
on  a tough play, helping Lance Lynn pick up his second win over the Reds this 
season. 

Lynn  (2-0) allowed five  runs on eight hits in six innings, striking out four 
and walking none. He also got the victory in a 7-6 decision over Cincinnati on 
April 3. 

"It's hard to explain with Lance. I think some guys just have a knack of being 
in  the right  place when  we've got  a lot  of offensive  support," Cardinal
manager Mike Matheny said of Lynn. 

The Cardinals have  won the first two  games of the three-game series and are 
4-1 against the Reds this season. 

Logan Ondrusek (0-1) replaced starter Homer Bailey to begin the sixth and took 
the  loss. Bailey, who  lost to Lynn and the Cardinals on April 3, was knocked 
around  for nine hits and four runs in five innings. He fanned five and walked 
two. 

Jay Bruce had two hits, including a two-run triple in a three-run first inning 
for the Reds, who fell to 2-6 on the season. 

"Across the board, we just need to get better," Bailey said. 

Peter Bourjos doubled to lead off the sixth against Ondrusek and went to third 
on Daniel Descalso's pinch-hit sacrifice bunt. After Matt Carpenter was hit by 
a  pitch and Kolten Wong struck out, Holliday delivered his double to give the 
Cardinals a 6-5 lead. 

Bourjos  added an RBI  single in the seventh to score Molina, who had doubled, 
and  Randy Choate, Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal pitched the last three 
innings  for St.  Louis to  seal the  win. Rosenthal  worked around  a leadoff 
pinch-hit  single by Brayan  Pena in the ninth to record his third save of the 
season. 

Earlier,  the  Reds scored three  runs with one out  in the first inning after 
Brandon Phillips doubled, Joey Votto was hit by a pitch, Bruce hit a triple to 
the right-center field wall and Ryan Ludwick followed with a sacrifice fly. 

Billy  Hamilton's RBI single in the second made it 4-0, but the Cardinals tied 
the game with their four-run rally in the bottom of the inning. 

After  Molina  hit his  third homer  of the season  into the left-field seats, 
Carpenter  added an  RBI single up the  middle with two outs and Wong followed 
with a two-run triple into the right-field corner. 

The  Reds re-took  the lead in the  fifth when Ludwick grounded out to score a 
run after Votto and Bruce hit back-to-back singles. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cardinals received their 2013 NL Championship rings in a pre-game ceremony 
...  St.  Louis had  13 hits but  left 10  runners on base  ... Lynn threw 112 
pitches, 73 for strikes. 

 
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