Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/31/14
St. Louis Cardinals starter Lance Lynn entered Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs with an undefeated 5-0 record. But, thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of Nate Schierholtz in the fourth inning and a lackluster and quiet performance by the Cardinals offense, Lynn picked up his first loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat to the Cubs. Lynn certainly pitched well enough to win, tossing seven solid innings. Lynn allowed just the two earned runs on the Schierholtz bomb and allowed four total hits and one walk while striking out eight. Lynn's ERA on the season is no 2.72 and he has struck out 47 hitters in just 43 innings. Lynn's first loss came because the Cardinals offense was unable to muster anything off Cubs' starter Travis Wood. Wood, a soft-tossing lefty, scattered seven Cardinals' hits over 6.2 innings. Wood was relieved by Carlos Marmol and Kevin Gregg to pick up the win and force the Cardinals into a brutal 0-3 with runn...
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