Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/6/14
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lance Lynn has been quite a different pitcher since turning in his shortest outing of the year against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his first 2013 start. Lynn is unbeaten in his last eight regular-season home outings heading into Monday night's opener of a four-game set for the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup of division leaders. NL West-leading Arizona (32-24) took two of three at home from Central-leading St. Louis (37-19) to start the season. Lynn (7-1, 2.91 ERA), seeking to start 8-1 for the second straight season, gave up four runs over four-plus innings in a 10-9, 16-inning defeat April 3. The right-hander has yielded that many runs just twice over his next 10 outings. He's also 6-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his last eight regular-season starts at Busch Stadium, yielding two runs over seven innings and not receiving a decision in Wednesday's 5-3 home victory over Kansas City. Lynn will have to be wary of Gerardo Parra, who is 3 for 6 with two triples and a ho...
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