Pitching
Lance Lynn
ERA3.12

LanceLynn

SEASON CAREER
W12 13
L4 5
G19 37
IP116.0 150.0
BB39 50
SO120 160
Friday, July 27th 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
 

TravisWood

SEASON CAREER
W4 15
L5 15
G12 51
IP72.2 281.0
BB28 94
SO52 214
Pitching
Travis Wood
ERA4.23
St. Louis Cardinals VS. 

Travis Wood

Career vs. St. Louis
4-5
4.33 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Lance Berkman 8 .625 5 1 1 1 1 .667 1.792 1.125
David Freese 3 .667 2 0 1 0 1 .667 1.334 .667
Tyler Greene 3 .333 1 0 0 0 1 .333 1.000 .667
Matt Holliday 9 .222 2 0 1 0 2 .222 .444 .222
Jon Jay 3 .667 2 0 0 2 0 .800 1.467 .667
Yadier Molina 9 .333 3 1 1 0 1 .333 1.111 .778
Adam Wainwright 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chicago Cubs VS. 

Lance Lynn

Career vs. Chicago
12-4
3.10 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Jeff Baker 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Darwin Barney 6 .167 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .500 .333
Tony Campana 4 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Starlin Castro 7 .286 2 0 1 0 1 .286 .572 .286
Steve Clevenger 3 .333 1 0 0 0 0 .333 1.000 .667
David DeJesus 5 .200 1 0 0 2 1 .429 .629 .200
Blake DeWitt 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bryan LaHair 4 .500 2 1 1 1 1 .600 1.850 1.250
Alfonso Soriano 7 .429 3 0 0 0 2 .429 .858 .429
Geovany Soto 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Stewart 4 .000 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .000
Chris Volstad 4 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000

Cardinals HR in each of first 5 innings, beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cards almost had five of a kind.

Matt Holliday , Yadier Molina and Lance Berkman started a power show by the St. Louis Cardinals, who became the first team in eight years to hit a home run in each of the first five innings and went on to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 Friday.

Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig also connected off Travis Wood (4-6), whose five homers allowed matched the Cubs record.

Molina hit a two-run homer in the second, with the rest solo shots.

"The flags were blowing in, but the ball was still carrying," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "There were just a lot of hard hit balls. "Whenever you can mix five home runs in five innings, that's pretty impressive."

Carpenter put St. Louis ahead 7-6 when he homered on the first pitch of the fourth, and Craig homered into the left-field bleachers in the fifth. The previous team to homer in each of the first five innings was Houston against Colorado on Oct. 2, 2004, according to STATS LLC.

"All those balls were crushed," Holliday said. "None of those were cheap home runs. If the wind was blowing out, those would have been a lot more impressive."

Lance Lynn (13-4) tied New York's R.A. Dickey and Washington's Gio Gonzalez for the NL lead in wins despite allowing six runs and eight hits in five innings. Jason Motte completed four shutout innings for the Cardinals' bullpen, getting three outs for his 23rd save in 27 chances as St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games.

"The offense carried me, and the bullpen came in and did what they do," Lynn said. "It was one of those days - a team win."

Lynn allowed one run in 19 innings during his first three July starts, but the Cubs' first three batters scored. Lynn also gave up three runs in the third as the Cubs rallied to tie 6-6 and ended a streak of 21 straight games in which the St. Louis starter pitched at least six innings - the club's longest stretch since 2004.

"It was hit or miss it seems like," said Lynn, who threw six scoreless innings in his previous start. "The time before I was able to make pitches and get out of innings with runners on. Today when they got the runner on they scored."

Rookie Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, his sixth in 25 games since he was brought up from Triple-A Iowa.

"It's a good feeling to be in that kind of mindset at the plate," Rizzo said. "I just want to stick to it right now and keep going."

Berkman's third-inning homer gave him 1,200 career RBIs and was just his second home run this season. Berkman has reached base in 37 straight games dating to last July 31, the longest streak in the majors, but he has missed 68 games this year because of lower body injuries.

Holliday's solo homer in the first landed just to the left of the camera booth in center field. He added an RBI single in the seventh and singled in the ninth, leaving him with a .434 average, eight homers and 31 RBIs over his last 34 games. He's homered five times in 12 games against the Cubs this season.

Starlin Castro had three hits for the Cubs, including an RBI single in the first and a leadoff triple to center in the third.

Rizzo added an RBI single in the third and scored on Alfonso Soriano 's double into the left-field corner, tying the game at 6-all. Rizzo's 28 hits in July are the most among NL rookies.

Wood gave up eight runs and seven hits in five innings and has allowed 22 earned runs in 15 2-3 innings since the All-Star break.

"He does have to keep the ball down," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "You're going to get away with that a little more against some other teams. This team, there's a reason why those left-handed numbers are what they are. If you make a mistake, they don't miss them."

The prior Cubs starter to give up five homers in a game was Carlos Zambrano , in his final start for Chicago last Aug. 12.

"Things didn't go as planned," Wood said. "I missed some pitches, and they didn't miss the pitches that I missed."

Chicago put two runners on in the eighth, bringing the potential tying run to the plate with one out, but Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto hit long flyouts off Marc Rzepczynski .

"I was real happy and impressed with the bullpen," Matheny said.

NOTES: In a pregame ceremony the Cubs honored Ron Santo , who was posthumously inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday. Santo's No. 10 uniform number was carved into the outfield grass and his young grandson threw out the ceremonial first pitch, which was received by former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood . ... Cubs RHP Matt Garza won't pitch again before Tuesday's trade deadline after an MRI revealed a slight fluid buildup in his right triceps area. ... Cardinals 3B David Freese was held out of the starting lineup after leaving Thursday's win over the Dodgers because of a cramp in his right calf. Matheny said Freese was available for pinch hitting. ... Wood walked Lynn in the fourth. The Cubs have walked pitchers a big league-high 16 times this season. ... St. Louis' five homers tied a season high.

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