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Cards halt Brewers' roll behind Lynn

Coverage of tonight's Cards and Brewers can be heard on Newstalk 97.3 WTIM beginning at 6:35pm.

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Lance Lynn pitched seven scoreless innings 
to  help the St.  Louis Cardinals to a 4-0 shutout of the Milwaukee Brewers in 
the opener of a three-game set. 

Lynn  (3-0) gave up  just three hits with three walks while striking out 11 to 
win  his third  straight start to begin  the season. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo 
home  run and Jon Jay clubbed a three-run shot for the Cardinals, who have won 
three straight. 

"He  did a great job of controlling his counts and mixing his fastballs," said 
St.  Louis manager Mike Matheny about Lynn. "He didn't get in much trouble and 
did a great job of controlling the plate." 

Matt  Garza (0-2)  was touched for four runs  on nine hits with a walk and six 
strikeouts in seven innings of work for the Brewers, who had won nine straight 
coming in. Jean Segura had two of the three hits for Milwaukee. 

Peralta  got St. Louis  the only run it needed when he led off the second with 
his third home run of the year, a shot to center. 

In  the sixth,  the Cardinals  padded their  lead with  three more  runs. Matt 
Holliday  led off with a single and Matt Adams followed with a double that saw 
Holliday  nailed  at home. A  grounder back to first  by Allen Craig saw Adams 
tagged out at third, but Peralta kept the inning alive with a single. 

Jay  then roped a pitch over the wall in right for his first of the season and 
a 4-0 lead. 

"That was a big momentum shift right there," said Garza. "That was a big back- 
breaker in the game, but it happens and we'll be back out here tomorrow." 

Lynn  faced  his first  trouble of the  game in the  fifth, as Scooter Gennett 
walked  with two  outs and Logan Schafer followed with a double. Lynn, though, 
got Matt Garza to look at strike three to end the frame. 

Lynn left two more on base in the sixth, then stranded a runner in the seventh 
before Carlos Martinez pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and did the same in the ninth to 
finish off the shutout. 

                                   Game Notes 

St.  Louis won 14 of its 19 games against Milwaukee last season ... Both teams 
left  six men on base ... Garza fell to 3-2 lifetime against the Cardinals ... 
Lynn was 1-1 in four starts against the Brewers last season. 

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