The St. Louis Cardinals got on the board in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon and they didn’t look back.

Before Lance Lynn through a pitch from the mound the offense had already provided 4 runs to support him in the first inning. Matt Holliday doubled home Allen Craig to put the Cards on the board with a 1-0 lead. Holliday would soon score when David Freese hit a double to center. It wouldn’t take too much longer before Matt Adams hit his 8th home run of the season on a liner to right field. Freese scored on the blast from Adams.

Lance Lynn only made one mistake in the second inning. It was a pitch to Zack Cozart that ended up in the stands for a 2-run home run that cut the lead from four runs to two. Lynn finished the day after throwing 8 innings. His 11 strikeouts were a season-high for him. His previous season-high of 10 strikeouts came in April against the Reds.

On the day Lynn allowed 4 hits 2 runs and 2 walks. He was relieved by Trevor Rosenthal who pitched a perfect 9th inning.

The Cardinals would not score again until the 6th inning when Adams hit a single to rightfielder Jay Bruce. Bruce bobbled the ball for an error and Holliday scored. Adams was not credited with an RBI due to the error although Holliday would have scored regardless.

Tony Cruz singled and Freese scored adding to the Cards run collection on the day. Daniel Descalso added another run to the tally when he doubled home Adams.