Lance Lynn's start to 2013 is practically an exact copy of his start from a year ago.
He'd like to avoid repeating what followed last season's impressive start.
Lynn attempts to gain a share of the major league lead in wins by beating the Cincinnati Reds for a third time this year in the finale of this three-game set Sunday night.
Lynn (8-1, 2.76 ERA) went 8-1 with a 2.54 ERA over his first 10 starts in his first full season in the majors last year, earning a selection to the All-Star game.
The right-hander, however, followed that up by going 5-4 with a 5.02 ERA over his next 15 games and lost his spot in the rotation.
He's looking to avoid a similar fate, while attempting to tie teammate Adam Wainwright, Arizona's Patrick Corbin and Clay Buchholz of Boston for the most wins in baseball.
Lynn is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA over his last three starts, yielding one run in seven innings of a 7-1 win over Arizona on Monday.
He's won both of his starts against the Reds this season, limiting them...