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Lynn Pitches Cards Past Cubs

Chicago Cubs 1, St. Louis Cardinals 5



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    St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay (19) steals second as Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro applies the late tag in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Lance Lynn pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

    The Cardinals snapped a two-game skid with their fourth win in six games. Chicago, which lost five of its first six, had won two in a row.

    Lynn (2-0) gave up four hits and one run in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and lowered his ERA to 1.50.

    Lynn, the 39th overall pick in the 2008 draft, allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings in his first start, a 9-3 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. He began the season with a 1-1 career mark.

    Jon Jay hit his second home run of the season in the seventh off Shawn Camp.