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Braves sweep away Lance Lynn’s winning streak

May 13, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

Lance Lynn AP

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn is unbeaten no longer. He gave up three runs in six innings to take a loss Sunday as the Braves completed a three-game sweep in St. Louis.

Tommy Hanson was the winner today in a 7-4 game. Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig homered for the Cardinals.

Lynn had been 6-0 with a 1.40 ERA this season. He was the first Cardinals starter to win his first six starts of the season since Matt Morris won eight in a row to begin 2005.

The Cardinals honored Chipper Jones before the game, presenting him with a framed photograph and a Cardinals jersey signed by Stan Musial in a pregame ceremony. Jones didn’t start the game, but he got a nice ovation before striking out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

  1. cltjump - May 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    What a game for the Bravos. Chipper actually played after being pinch-hit, by the way.

  2. randygnyc - May 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Why would they give chipper an autographed Musial Jersey? He’s not signing anymore.

    • jwbiii - May 13, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      I’ll go with, “A class organization bidding farewell to a respected competitor.”

  3. Thunder Chicken - May 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Allen Craig hit the three-run homer, not Beltran.

    • Matthew Pouliot - May 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      Ugh. Damn you, Yahoo!

      They actually had Beltran and Allen Craig both hitting three-run homers (back-to-back!) in the ninth to tie up the game. I knew that was blown, but I should have paid attention to who hit the real homer.

  4. ame123 - May 13, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    So when are the Braves going to collapse this season? I’ll go with July.

  5. okwhitefalcon - May 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Lynn was going to come back to earth at some point, he wasn’t going to go 25-0.

    The Cards schedule is going to be a lot tougher over the 2 months, hopefully their pitching can be up to the task.

  6. salvomania - May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Credit Heyward with a hell of an at bat in the 3rd, when the Braves scored their 3 runs off Lynn.

    They put together a nice two-out rally with a lot of great at bats—as they did all weekend against the Cardinals—but none better than Heyward’s, in which he finished off a 10-pitch sequence with the bases loaded by lining a pitch into the RF corner fo all the damage off Lynn.

    Lynn retired 10 of the next 11 Braves to take it into the 7th, but the Cardinals couldn’t come up with the big hit with runners on.

    This weekend I saw the Braves do to the Cardinals what the Cardinals had been doing to everyone else: taking great at bats, making pitchers work, and getting boatloads of BABIP hits that make the opposition want to tear their hair out.

  7. thomas655 - May 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Lynn, Lohse, and Westbrook look solid so far. Wainright is having trouble after being off for a year, that is understandable but is showing improvement. What about Jaime Garcia? He looked horrible in Houston and had another terrible showing in his last start. Jaime is my biggest concern amongst the starters for the Cardinals.

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