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St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Matt Holliday  smacked a  two-run homer 
among  his  two hits and  three RBI  as the St.  Louis Cardinals edged the Los 
Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set. 

Kolten  Wong went 2-for-4  with a pair of runs scored, while Lance Lynn (11-6) 
struck out nine and surrendered two runs on four hits and four walks over six- 
plus innings for the Cardinals, who have won six of their last eight games. 

"He's got a lot of wins and there's a reason, because he's got great stuff and 
he knows how to win," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Lynn. 

Trevor Rosenthal fired a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 29th save of the season. 

Dan  Haren  (8-7) allowed three  runs on  eight hits and  two walks over 4 2/3 
frames  for Los Angeles, which had won three of its last four contests heading 
into the All-Star break. 

The Cardinals led 3-0 after six innings before the Dodgers trimmed the deficit 
to a run following a two-run seventh. 

Back-to-back  doubles  by Juan  Uribe and  A.J. Ellis to  lead off the seventh 
plated  a run and  knocked Lynn out of the game. Seth Maness came on and Ellis 
advanced  to third  following a Justin Turner groundout. He scored on a Maness 
breaking pitch in the dirt to make it 3-2. 

Adrian  Gonzalez singled  and Matt  Kemp walked  with one  away in  the eighth 
against  Pat Neshek, but the submarine pitcher struck out Andre Ethier looking 
and got Uribe to pop out and end the threat. 

St. Louis opened the scoring with a run in the first and added two more in the 
fifth to jump out to its three-run cushion. 

Back-to-back  one-out doubles by Wong and Holliday in the opening frame plated 
the game's first run. 

Wong  hit a  one-out single in the  fifth and Holliday followed by belting his 
two-run shot onto the grassy knoll in center and make it 3-0. 

"Dan  (Haren) really  battled and  did  a great  job, just  couldn't get  Matt 
Holliday out," Ellis said. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Cardinals were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position, while the Dodgers 
finished 1-for-8 with RISP ... Holliday's homer was his seventh of the season. 

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