Matt Carpenter's solo homer snapped a 6-all tie in the fourth inning as the Cardinals outslugged the Cubs, 9-6. Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Lance Berkman and Allen Craig also homered for St. Louis, which won its fourth in-a-row. Despite allowing six runs in five innings, starter Lance Lynn (pictured) moved to 13-and-4 with the win. Jason Motte posted his 23rd save. Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for Chicago. Travis Wood started and lost for the Cubs.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says it's nice to see the offensive fire power in this one.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says the bullpen has turned it around of late.
Cardinals starting and winning pitcher Lance Lynn says he was bailed out by the offense and bullpen.
Game 2 of the series is today at noon. Joe Kelly (1-3) gets the start for the Cardinals opposite Jeff Samardzija (7-8).
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