Lance Lynn was feeling so good that he wanted to stay in the game. These days, everything is going right for the pitcher.
Lynn pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran in a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
''It was a good night,'' Lynn said. ''We had a good plan and I was able to make some pitches.''
The right-hander allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one. He improved to 8-1 for the second consecutive season while becoming the third National League pitcher to reach eight wins, trailing Patrick Corbin's league-leading nine for Arizona.
The Diamondbacks got their only run in the sixth. Gerardo Parra had a leadoff double, moved up on Martin Prado's flyout and came home on Paul Goldschmidt's groundout.
It was the only time a runner reached second against Lynn, who allowed four runs in four-plus innings against Arizona in his first start of the season on April 3.