ST. LOUIS (AP) ― Fast starts are becoming routine for Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2.
Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7. He became the NL’s first five-game winner.
“It’s early ― but it’s fun so far,” Lynn said.
He was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way.
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo reacts after striking out in the fifth inning. The Korean went 0 for 4. (AFP-Yonhap News)
Leading the NL Central at the start of May for the sixth straight year, St. Louis has won six of its last nine. “To be able to pitch like this and win games, it feels good,” Lynn said.
Minnesota 6, Detroit 2
NY Mets 7, Miami 6
Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 4
LA Angels 5, Oakland 4
Washington 2, Atlanta 0
Cleveland 6, Philadelphia 0
NY Yankees 5, Houston 4
Boston 10, Toronto 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2
Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 2
Kansas City 9, Tampa Bay 8
Colorado 7, LA Dodgers 3
San Francisco 9, Arizona 6
Seattle 8, Baltimore 3