Found April 15, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Cardinals have been led by solid starting pitching all season while manager Mike Matheny's very potent offense had taken a back seat through the team's first 12 games. On Monday night at Pittsburgh, the offense exploded for seven runs in the second inning to beat the Pirates 10-3. After scoring a run on an Allen Craig fielder's choice in the first inning, the offense got going with a carousel of runs. Jon Jay doubled home David Freese and Pete Kozma, Matt Holliday reached on an error, scoring Jay before Craig drove home two more with a deep double to center field. Carlos Beltran then drove home Craig with a single, followed by a Yadier Molina double, which scored Beltran. It was a whirlwind second inning for the Cardinals' offense and it gave starter Lance Lynn and the Cardinals enigmatic bullpen just enough runs to get by. Lynn picked up his second consecutive victory despite lasting just five innings. He allowed four earned runs on seven h...
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